30 to 2 NO MATTER WHO | CPR BASICS|ST JOHN NZ | CPR VIDEO TRAINING

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30 to 2 NO MATTER WHO | CPR BASICS|ST JOHN NZ | CPR VIDEO TRAINING

YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE WITH FIRST AID TRAINING

 

Learn Basic CPR in 2 minutes with St John NZ Medical Director Dr Tony Smith

 

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.

 

 

St JOHN NZ BASIC CPR VIDEO LINK

 

If a person is not breathing, their heartbeat will stop. You'll need to perform CPR to help circulation and get oxygen into the body.

First, check for safety in the surrounding area e.g. electrical wires, chemical spills etc. If clear to approach, check for a response. If responsive obtain injury details and personal information, call 000, stay on the phone and listen carefully to the operators instructions. Stay calm!

 

No response or unconscious, check their airway is clear from obstructions.  If it is clear and the casualty is lying on their back, tilt the head back (ie lift the chin) and check for breathing. If there is debris in the mouth and the person is lying on their back, carefully roll them into the recovery position, open their mouth and sweep the debris out with two of your fingers. Then tilt the head to open the airway and check for breathing. If you are not alone, instruct someone to phone 000 for help as soon as you have checked breathing. Ask the person to come back and confirm that the call has been made and an ambulance is on it's way to the correct location.  If the person is not breathing, you've check for obstructions and raised an alert for help, you should commence CPR immediately. Read down

 

For the St John CPR /DRSABCD action plan click here

 

Don’t begin CPR if a patient is breathing normally. If breathing, place them into the RECOVERY POSITION  and continue to monitor them until help arrives.

 

 

BEGIN CPR ON CHILDREN AND ADULTS. NOTE: CPR techniques are different for Infants under 12 months old

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Follow these steps:

1. Position your hand. Make sure the patient is lying on their back on a firm surface. Kneel beside them and place the heel of your hand on the centre of the chest.

 

2. Interlock fingers. Keeping your arms straight, cover the first hand with the heel of your other hand and interlock the fingers of both hands together. Keep your fingers raised so they do not touch the patient’s chest or rib cage.

 

3. Give chest compressions. Lean forward so that your shoulders are directly over the patient’s chest and press down on the chest about two inches or to 1/3 of the patients chest depth. Release the pressure, but not your hands, and let the chest come back up.

Repeat to give 30 compressions at a rate of 100 compressions per minute. Not sure what that really means? Push to beat of the Bee Gees song “Stayin’ Alive. (For drowning victims, give 2 initial breaths before starting compressions.)

 

4. Open the airway. Move to the patient’s head. Tilt their head and lift his chin to open the airway again. Let their mouth fall open slightly.

 

5. Give rescue breaths. Pinch the nostrils closed with the hand that was on the forehead and support the patient’s chin with your other hand. Take a normal breath, put your mouth over the patient’s, and blow until you can see their chest rise.

 

6. Watch chest fall. Remove your mouth from the patient’s and look along the chest, watching the chest fall. Repeat steps five and six once.

 

7. Repeat chest compressions and rescue breaths. Place your hands on the chest again and repeat the cycle of 30 chest compressions, followed by two rescue breaths.

 

Continue the cycle until the ambulance/help arrives. If the person starts to respond, STOP and gently roll them onto their side. See this link for the recovery position. Loosen tight clothing. DO NOT give the casualty anything to eat or drink. Reassure the casualty, manage shock and try to keep them conscious. Keep monitoring them until help arrives. Be prepared to continue CPR if the patient stops breathing again.   Where possible, never leave the person until help arrives!

 

REMEMBER 30 to 2 - NO MATTER WHO !

In an emergency ALWAYS call triple zero (000)

 

 

THIS IS BASIC CPR ADVICE. THIS ADVICE IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE PROPER TRAINING.

 

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU ENROL AND COMPLETE A  FIRST AID MEDICAL TRAINING COURSE.

 

HLTAID001 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses

 

Check out the St John First Responder app, you can find where your nearest defibrillator is located by clicking ‘Defibrillators nearby’ and it pops up with a map of the ones near you. Another handy hint we learnt about the First Responder app is that if you call 000 through it, your exact location is immediately available to the ambulance officers. It also has all your first aid guides included.

 

Click here for the latest version in the Apple App Store.

Click here for the latest version in the Google Play Store.

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