ABC's of CPR: Save a Life in 60 Seconds

Posted on 5/26/2010 | Comments ()
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It’s a scary statistic: someone will drown about once every minute this summer. Would you know what to do to save a drowning victim’s life? The first 60 seconds of CPR are critical. Learn the ABC's of CPR:

Airways - Tilt the head back gently to open up the airways.

Breathing - Look, listen and feel to see if the victim is breathing. Check for 10 seconds. If the victim is not breathing, proceed in administering two slow mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths.

Circulation - Check for a pulse for ten seconds. If their is no pulse, proceed to full chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths. Continue the cycle of 30 chest compressions and 2 breaths until help arrives.