Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed on a person suffering from a heart attack or cardiac arrest.
It helps keep the blood flow active, heart pumping, restores breathing and a heartbeat in a person who has gone into cardiac arrest.
Here is a step-by-step guide to performing CPR on a person suffering with a cardiac arrest/heart attack.
– After calling emergency medical help, perform 30 chest compressions. Place both your hands (clasped together) on the person’s breastbone, in the middle of his or her chest.
– Push hard and fast in the center of the chest, making the chest move inward about an inch.
– Press at the rate of 100 times a minute. Remember to let the chest rise completely between compressions.
Perform the CPR until and unless the medical help arrives.