CPR Course - Adult (2 of 14)  
 

Before proceeding with CPR: 

  • Make sure you are not in any danger
  • Make sure the victim is not in danger
  • Avoid moving the victim unless there is in immediate danger or you are preparing for CPR
  • Assess the surroundings for any people who can help
  • Make sure you are aware of your location (for ex. floor in the building, etc), to help emergency responders locate you
  • Determine if the victim is conscious or unconscious by positioning yourself next to the victim, tapping him/her on the shoulder and shouting             "Are you OK? Are you OK"" several times
  • If no response, immediately ask someone to call 911 and then have the person report back to you.  If no one is available call 911 yourself prior to beginning CPR

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