CPR Reference Chart


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique that is useful when helping someone who may have had a heart attack or stopped breathing.  The American Heart Association recommends that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike, begin CPR.  It's far better to do something than to do nothing at all.  Remember, the difference between your doing something and doing nothing could be someone's life.

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CPR Reference Chart


This reference correlates to the online continuing education course CPR for the Healthcare Professional.
 


TASK ADULT CHILD INFANT
Responsiveness Check Perform sternal rub/ tap tops of shoulders Perform sternal rub/ tap tops of shoulders By patting the victim's feet and chest
Dial 911 Immediately if victim is unresponsive After 5 cycles of CPR or about 2 minutes After 5 cycles of CPR or about 2 minutes
Pulse Location
10 second check
Carotid Artery Carotid or Femoral Artery Brachial Artery
Compressions 2 hands; 2 inches At least 100 compressions per minute 2 hands; 2 inches At least 100 compressions per minute 2 fingers; 1 1/2 inches At least 100 compression per minute
Airway Head tilt / Chin lift technique Head tilt / Chin lift technique Head tilt / Chin lift technique
Breathing 1 breath every 5-6 seconds (10-12 breaths per minute) 1 breath every 3-5 seconds (12-20 breaths per minute) 1 breath every 3-5 seconds (12-20 breaths per minute)

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