EMS Resources - First Aid
The information contained in these pages is offered solely as basic first aid advice. It is certainly not intended to replace proper first aid training. Nor is it intended to be a replacement for seeking proper medical treatment.
In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1
Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If there is no response, Call 9-1-1 and return to the victim. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions.
Tilt the head back and listen for breathing. If not breathing normally, pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths. Each breath should take 1 second.
If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions. Push down on the chest 1½ to 2 inches 30 times right between the nipples. Pump at the rate of 100/minute, faster than once per second.
CONTINUE WITH 2 BREATHS AND 30 PUMPS UNTIL HELP ARRIVES
NOTE: This ratio is the same for one-person & two-person CPR. In two-person CPR the person pumping the chest stops while the other gives mouth-to-mouth breathing.