CPR Course - Adult (4 of 14)      
      To perform CPR, remember the basic steps of CPR administration called CAB
for compressions, for airway, and for breathing

     
       
               
     
  • Place the victim on his/her back on a firm surface. 
  • Kneel next to the victim's neck and shoulders.
  • To open the airway, place your palm on the forehead to carefully tilt the head back and lift the chin forward with your other hand.
  • Then you must check for signs of life for no longer than 10 second. Place your ear over the mouth of the victim, and while counting from 10 to 0 listen if the victim is breathing.
  • There are no signs of life, proceed to B.



Gasping for air is not considered normal breathing, so you should proceed with CPR immediately. If the victim is breathing, roll the person onto his or her side, and wait for emergency personnel to arrive.