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Description

Scouts to learn latest CPR technique

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Recus dummies

Instructions

• CPR ADULT
o If someone is with you send for an ambulance immediately
o If on your own, ring for ambulance first before helping casualty
o Give 30 chest compressions (Place heel of your hand in the centre of the chest; Place other hand on top and interlock fingers; Keeping your arms straight and your fingers off the chest, press down by four to five centimetres. then release the pressure, keeping your hands in place; Repeat the compressions 30 times, at a rate of 100 per minute).
o Give 2 rescue breaths (Ensure the airway is open; Pinch nose firmly closed; Take a deep breath and seal your lips around the casualty’s mouth; Blow into the mouth until the chest rises; Remove your mouth and allow the chest to fall; Repeat once more.
o Continue resuscitation 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths.
o Do not stop unless: Emergency help arrives and takes over; The casualty breathes normally or; You become so exhausted that you cannot carry on.

• CPR CHILD (1YR TO APPROX 12YRS)
o If someone is with you send for an ambulance immediately
o If on your own, give CPR for one minute before ringing for an ambulance.
o Give 5 rescue breaths (Ensure the airway is open; Seal your lips around the child’s mouth while pinching the nose; Blow gently into the lungs, looking along the chest as you breathe. Take shallow breaths and do not empty your lungs completely; As the chest rises, stop blowing and allow it to fall; Repeat four more times then check for circulation.
o Give 30 chest compressions (Place one or two hands in the centre of the chest (depending on the size of the child; Use the heel of that hand with arms straight and press down to a third of the depth of the chest; Press 30 times, at a rate of 100 compressions per minute; After 30 compressions, give two rescue breaths).
o Continue resuscitation 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths.
o Do not stop unless: Emergency help arrives and takes over; The casualty breathes normally or; You become so exhausted that you cannot carry on.

• CPR INFANT (LESS THAN 1YR OLD)
o If someone is with you send for an ambulance immediately
o If on your own, give CPR for one minute before ringing for an ambulance.
o Give 5 rescue breaths (Ensure the airway is open; Seal your lips around the baby’s mouth and nose; Blow gently into the lungs, looking along the chest as you breathe. Fill your cheeks with air and use this amount each time; As the chest rises, stop blowing and allow it to fall; Repeat this five times).
o Give 30 chest compressions (Place the baby on a firm surface; Locate a position in centre of the chest; Using two fingers, press down sharply to a third of the depth of the chest; Press 30 times, at a rate of 100 compressions per minute; After 30 compressions, give two Rescue Breaths).
o Continue resuscitation 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths.
o Do not stop unless: Emergency help arrives and takes over; The casualty breathes normally or; You become so exhausted that you cannot carry on

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