Life is somewhat predictable. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the things that can help you to stay prepared. One of the most important survival tricks that any adult should know how to perform is CPR. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. To function properly every cell in your body needs oxygen. Your heart is the organ responsible for the proper supply of the oxygen. In case of Cardiac arrest, the heart stops beating. This can be a fatal condition. In such situation, CPR is used. It is a producer in which the right kind of pressure is applied to the heart to make it start beating again. With right technique and knowledge, this can actually save someone’s life. (Also read: What are the necessary safety tips during Earthquake)
Make sure your victim is laying on the back
It is very important that you ensure that your victim is lying in the flattest way possible. This is important as while performing CPR you will be applying the pressure to the chest. However, if the posture of the victim is wrong then it can cause injury.
Tilt their head back
You need to use your palms carefully to tilt their head back and push the chin upwards. (Also read: How to stop bleeding quickly in just 10 seconds)
The heel of your one hand should be on the victim’s breastbone, then two finger width should be above the edge of the lower ribs. The position of hands should be right between the nipples.
Keep your body right above the hand
This is to make sure that your arms remain straight and firm. Don’t be nervous and make use of your upper body strength.
The trick is to stick to the Chest compression technique. Keep your hands just above the breastbone. These compressions are there to help with the beating of the heart. Important things to keep in mind while doing the Chest compression is firstly pressed down for 2 inches or 5 cm only. Secondly, do the compression in a rhythmic manner.
Take a 10-second break
While you are performing the CPR. Then it is important to give the 10 seconds to react. Repeat the process till the medical help arrives. (Also read: What is the first aid treatment for bone fractures in legs)