Adult CPR

How To Perform it and Tips for their Safety

Step 1 Check for Responsiveness

Ask loudly if they're ok.


Tip: Try tapping on their shoulder or touching their arm to get their attention (if relevant to situation)

Step 2 Call 9-1-1

If unresponsive and awake, ask if you should call 9-1-1. If they're unconscious, call 9-1-1


Tip: Time to Delegate. Tell one or two specific people nearby (if people are nearby) to call 9-1-1 while you focus on giving CPR

Step 3 Open Airway

Tip: Use rubber gloves (if available) to fish out anything clogging their throat (if unconscious)
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Step 4 Check for Breathing and Severe Bleeding

Tip: Putting a finger under their nose is a quick way to find out if they're breathing or not

Step 5: Heimliche or CPR

Perform Heimliche on the conscious who are choking or CPR if they're unconscious and not breathing


Tip: For the heimliche, place a fist under the sternum and thrust up and in. For CPR, pump on their sternum to the beat of "Stayin Alive"

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