In a natural disaster being able to apply CPR may be the most important tool you have. We have all seen it on TV, but do you know how to actually do it? Being able to do CPR first aid may be the most important thing you will ever learn, and none of us can afford to not be conversant with its basics.
CPR first aid is given to a casualty when there are no signs of life – not breathing, not responding and not moving. Compressions should be performed with the casualty on a firm surface. For an infant under one year, this is best done on a table or similar surface. During CPR (combining chest compressions with rescue breathing), you would expect to achieve 5 sets of 30 compressions and 2 breaths (30:2) in about 2 minutes.
This simple and well illustrated 2 page pamphlet gives clear instructions in basic CPR first aid for adults and children. This should be in everyone’s first aid kit and posted in every workplace. It could save someone’s life, maybe even yours.