CPR Course - Adult (5 of 14)    
    To perform CPR, remember the basic steps of CPR administration called CAB
for compressions, for airway, and for breathing

     
       
 

Breathing - refers to rescue breathing, where one person is breathing into other or also commonly referred to as mouth to mouth technique.  

1.  Using the thumb and forefinger of your hand that is on the victim's forehead, pinch the person's nose shut.

2.  Keep the heel of your hand in place so the person's head remains tilted.  Keep your other hand under the person's chin, lifting it up.

3.  As you keep an airtight seal with your mouth, give first breath and watch the victim's chest rise.  If rises, give second breath.  If not, start from the beginning.  Goal is for the victim to receive two full mouth to mouth breaths, 1 second each.

: Make sure to monitor that chest is actually moving, that means you are applying the technique correctly. Also, make sure not to press on the soft part of the neck or under the chin, as this could prevent proper air circulation.