CPR – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for Adults (2022)

What is CPR?

CPR stands for Cardio (heart) Pulmonary (lungs) Resuscitation. CPRCPR is a first aid technique that can be used if someone is not breathing properly or if their heart has stopped: By pressing hard and fast on the chest and giving rescue breaths, you can keep blood and oxygen circulating in the body, which will keep the casualty alive until professional help arrives.

Using a Defibrillator (AED)

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A defibrillator or AED (automated external defibrillator) is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart.

We use it if someone is in cardiac arrest (when their heart stops pumping blood around their body).

In simple terms, the purpose of the electric shock is to reset the heart rhythms so that blood can be pumped around the body again.

If someone’s heart stops, their chances of survival are much better if they receive good CPR and early defibrillation.

Watch this video to see how how to do CPR and use an AED on an adult:

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