Presentation on theme: "American Heart Association"— Presentation transcript:
1 American Heart Association Hands Only CPRAmerican Heart Association
2 CPR: Q and A Who has heard the term cardiac arrest? Cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beatingHow would you know when someone has had a cardiac arrest?When cardiac arrest occurs, the victim collapses and becomes unresponsive when you tap him and shout. The person stops breathing normally and may be gasping.
3 Is cardiac arrest different from a heart attack? Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack!!Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.
4 How do I know if someone needs CPR? When you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, chances are they need CPR!Tap the person and shout, “Hey, are you okay? Are you okay?”If you do not get a response, begin the steps for “Hands Only” CPR!If the person is gasping for air in spurts, go ahead and perform CPR
5 Why CPR?383, 000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital each year88% of cardiac arrests occur at home
6 CPR: Q and A What is hands only CPR? Hands only CPR consists of pushing hard and fast on the chest at a rate of at least 100 pushes per minute.How much can CPR improve the chances of survival?CPR can double or even tripe a person’s chance of surviving.
7 Why “Hands Only” CPR?The #1 reason people give for not performing CPR is because they think they may do it wrong!!REMEMBER!!!Any CPR is betterthan NO CPR at all!Your actions canonly help!
8 What about giving rescue breaths? When a teen or adult suddenly collapses with cardiac arrest, his or her lungs and blood contain enough oxygen to keep vital organs healthy for the first few minutes, AS LONG AS someone provides high-quality chest compressions with minimal interruption to pump blood to the heart and brain!
9 STEPS for “Hands Only” CPR After establishing the person needs CPR by tapping the person and asking, “Are you okay?”Assertively tell someone to call 9-1-1*If you are by yourself, call before starting CPRStart CPR- (Push hard and fast in the middle of the chest)
10 Things to remember when giving “Hands Only” CPR Kneel beside the personPut the heal of one hand in the middle of their chest; Put the other hand on top of the firstPush down hard (at least 2”)Don’t be afraid of pushing hard!Let the chest rise back up after each compressionContinue compressions at a steady beat (“Staying Alive”= 100 beats per minute)Don’t stop CPR until help arrives or the person responds
11 Helpful HintsGet directly over the top of the person and keep your arms straight. This allows you to use your entire body which will make it easierIf you have help, take turns performing CPR without missing a beat if possibleIt’s important to continueCPR until help arrives
12 Do you think teaching “Hands Only” CPR will make people feel more comfortable about administering CPR?*Video click on picture
13 Don’t be afraid!!! Your actions may save a life!