How To Do CPR




CPR or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation has to be performed by trained personnel only.

But what happens when you are faced with an emergency situation and with no formal training? You have to do CPR no matter what.

CPR involves not only mouth-to-mouth breathing but also chest compressions. Both these methods are very important for restarting the heart so as to maintain blood flow between the heart and the brain.

Always call for help (call 911 or someone) before starting a CPR if you have the time. Here we will list down how to perform CPR on adults as well as on infants:

Difficulty level

Simple if you have been trained before and moderately difficult if it is your first time.



  • Check for consciousness- The golden rule of CPR is to make sure whether the victim is awake or not. For this you need to gently rub your knuckles on the sternum of the victim. For infants you can simply rub on their soles.
  • Or simply call out the name or ask something to the victim aloud. If the victim or the infant wakes up, or moans then there is no need to perform the CPR. If there is no response then follow the next step. Once in a while gasping doesn’t amount to breathing and necessitates CPR.
  • Proper positioning- Position the victim on a flat surface by tilting the head and lifting the chin. In this position put your ear close to the victim’s mouth and listen for any signs of breathing. Or put your cheek close to the mouth and feel for any air coming from the victim. You can also check the victim’s chest for any movement. For infants you can place a book under the shoulder to tilt the head and then look out for breathing signs.
  • Mouth-to-mouth- Now cover the victim’s nose using your fingers and cover the victim’s mouth with yours and pump in air. You should make sure that the air pumped in makes the victim’s chest rise. If it does, then allow the chest to fall first before pumping air again. For infants you can cover their nose and mouth with your mouth and start pumping in air to make the chest rise. If the chest doesn’t rise for the adult victim or the infant, then reposition the victim’s head and start the process again
  • Chest compression- Compress the chest of the victim by placing the heel of your one hand exactly between the victim’s nipples and interlock it with your other hand put on top of the first. For infants just use two fingers instead of the entire hand. Compress chest atleast 100 times in a minute for thirty times. Press the chest and let the chest recoil on its own all the time without removing your hand from its position.
  • Repeat- Repeat mouth to mouth, then chest compressions and check for signs of breathing until help arrives.
  • How To Do CPR

    How To Do CPR

    But what happens when you are faced with an emergency situation and with no formal training? You have to do CPR no matter what. CPR or Cardio Pulmonary Resusci





    How To Do CPR
    How To Do CPR

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