CPR – Simple steps to save a life – Animated Explanation Video – Health Sketch

hello in this healthsketch we want to talk to you about CPR which stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation we use CPR when someone has collapsed and is not breathing because it can keep people alive until emergency services arrive learning these simple life-saving skills is as easy as ABC all you have to remember is the doctors a b c d is for danger first look around carefully to make sure the area is safe for yourself and others before approaching are is for response shake them gently by the shoulders and ask them loudly are you alright if there is no response you need to s shout for help as any assistance will be helpful e is for airway gently tilt the head back like this to open up the airway B is for breathing look listen and feel for signs of normal breathing look for normal chest movements listen for normal breathing sounds and try to feel their breath against your face do this for no more than 10 seconds if there is no sign of breathing or if they are breathing in an unusual noisy way we need to start CPR first make sure that an ambulance is on its way if you have someone with you ask them to make the call putting the phone on speaker mode is useful as the ambulance service can talk you through the steps C is for circulation circulation means the flow of blood around the body and when the heart stops pumping we need to take over this rule by pushing down hard and fast on the chest start by placing the heel of one hand at the center of the person's chest and interlock your fingers like this with arms straightened press down hard and fast letting the chest come back up fully each time fast means around two times every second and hard means that the chest needs to go down by about five centimeters the might sound a lot but you do need to push hard for it to be effective if you have been trained you can give two rescue breaths after every 30 compressions as this helps provide some oxygen however if you have not been trained or are not comfortable just keep going with hands only continuous chest compressions if someone else is with you swap over if you begin to feel tired and don't stop until either a health professional takes over or the person is definitely breathing normally sometimes we can add another step D D is for defibrillation which is about delivering a shock to restart the heartbeat some public areas and workplaces have an easy-to-use defibrillator on-site called an automatic external defibrillator or AED automatic means that it is the machine that decides what to do so you can't go wrong and it even talks you through the steps if there is no AED available keep going with CPR until the ambulance arrives that's it so to recap remember doctors ABC and if you have it D that's D for danger R for response S shout for help e for airway B for breathing C for circulation and D for defibrillation in this healthsketch we've shown you those simple steps you can take to help someone who has collapsed is not breathing or not breathing normally why not take a training course to practice these steps share this video with friends and family to make sure we all know what to do healthsketch health for all to see

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