BE A LIFESAVER

Each day in the United States, about 1,000 lives are lost to sudden cardiac death (SCD). Double a person’s chance of survival from a sudden cardiac attack by learning the 3 C’s of Chest-Compression-Only CPR.

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3 Steps
Check… Call… Compress
in Case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

If you see someone collapse unexpectedly this is usually the result of cardiac arrest. Studies have shown that by doing chest compressions only without mouth-to-mouth breathing bystanders increase the person’s chance of survival.

Follow these three steps to perform Chest-Compression-Only Resuscitation:

1. Check for responsiveness. Shake the person and shout, “Are you OK?”

2. Call–Direct someone to call 9-1-1 or make the call yourself if the person is unresponsive and struggling to breathe (gasping or snoring).

3. Compress–Begin forceful chest compressions at a rate of 100 per minute. Position the victim back down on the floor. Place the heel of one hand on top of the other and place the heel of the bottom hand on the center of the victim’s chest. Lock your elbows and compress the chest forcefully; make sure you lift up enough to let the chest recoil.