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, re-position the head and start from the beginning.  Look for any foreign objects and clear the objects from the mouth, if any. Goal is for the victim to receive 2 full rescue breaths, 1 second each.

4.  Continue cycles of 30 compressions and 2 rescue breaths.

: Make sure not to press on the soft part of the neck or under the chin, as this could prevent proper air circulation. If you are unwilling or unable to provide rescue breathing, continue with Compression Only CPR.