CPR + First Aid Certification Manual: CPR Conclusion

CPR: Conclusion

The best outcome for a victim of a SCA is contingent on early recognition, quick action and notification of medical professionals. Compression depth and chest recoil should be monitored along with proper ventilation rates and technique to ensure high-quality chest compressions, increasing survival chances. After calling for help, accessing an automated external defibrillator (AED) can be life saving, so a rescuer should attempt to have one available as quickly as possible. Follow the prompts on the AED and be sure to apply considerations about AED usage for special circumstances. CPR can be a scary process, but YOU are able to assist the victim.

Remember: C-A-B
  1. Circulation (compressions at a rate of 100-120 per minute)
  2. Airway (head-tilt and chin-lift)
  3. Breathing (rescue breaths, E-C clamp, barrier device)