OC Safety is your number one source for CPR, first aid, and BLS classes in Orange County. The infographic above explains how to perform CPR using the hands only approach.
If you see someone suddenly collapse, call out a specific bystander to call 9-1-1. (i.e. “You in the red jacket, call 9-1-1!) If there is no one around, call 9-1-1 and put your phone on speakerphone beside you so that you may take action simultaneously to save time.
Ask the person loudly if they are alright. If they do not respond, listen for breathing. Bypass checking for a pulse to save time. If you do not see or hear breathing, begin chest compressions.
Move the person to a hard flat surface. Find the mid point between the armpits, place the palm of your hand on the lower half of the sternum. Place your other hand on top and push down about 2 inches to the beat of the song, “Staying Alive.” (This is close to 100 compressions per minute).
Continue compressions until another trained professional can take over, emergency responders arrive, or you are physically unable to continue.
Should I Get CPR Certified?
Short answer, yes.
Why? You can save a life.
CPR is not performed enough. In the scenario above, if you are CPR certified, you will be equipped with more knowledge and abilities to help keep a person alive. Hands only is easy to learn, and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is not required if you do not feel comfortable.
If you are interested in CPR, first aid, AED, BLS training in the Orange County area, sign up for one of our classes that best fits your schedule. We need more people like you! If you have any questions, you may call us at 714-960-1911 or message us! We’d be happy to help.
All OC Safety classes include a two year certification authorized by the American Heart Association which you will receive upon completion of the course. Invest in bettering yourself and boosting your confidence in emergency situations.
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