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1 American Heart Association
Hands Only CPR American Heart Association

2 CPR Pre Test (optional)
Teachers: Distribute the Pre-Test to your students. Allow 15 minutes to complete the test. Students: This is just to see what you already know. This is not for a grade, but please do your best!

3 CPR: Q and A Who has heard the term cardiac arrest?
Cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating How 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.

4 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.

5 CPR: What you do may save a life!
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6 Why CPR? 383, 000 out of hospital cardiac arrests each year
88% of cardiac arrests occur at home

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 better than NO CPR at all! Your actions can only 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 What is cardiac arrest? 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.

10 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!

11 STEPS for “Hands Only” CPR
Tap the person and shout, “Are you okay?” Assertively tell someone to call 9-1-1 *If you are by yourself, call before starting CPR Start CPR- (Push hard and fast in the middle of the chest)

12 STEPS for “Hands Only” CPR
Kneel beside the person Put the heal of one hand in the middle of their chest; Put the other hand on top of the first Push down hard (at least 2”) Don’t be afraid of pushing hard! Let the chest rise back up after each compression Continue compressions at a steady beat (“Staying Alive”= 100 beats per minute) Don’t stop CPR until help arrives or the person responds

13 Helpful Hints Get directly over the top of the person and keep your arms straight to make it easier If you have help, take turns performing CPR without missing a beat if possible If the person is gasping for air in spurts, go ahead and perform CPR

14 Don’t be afraid!!! Your actions may save a life!

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