CPR Course - Adult (2 of 14)  

Before proceeding with CPR: 

  • Assess the environment to make sure you and the victim are not in danger
  • Make sure you are aware of your location to help emergency responders locate you
  • Assess the surroundings for anyone who can help
  • Avoid moving the victim unless there is an immediate danger to you or the victim
  • 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?"
  • Assess for no breathing or only gasping and check pulse. This should be performed simultaneously in less than 10 seconds.
  • 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 and leave the phone next to the victim.

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