CPR & AED Chain Of Survival
Early AED Use
Early Advanced Care
Check and CALL:
Check victim's response and call 911:
Tap the shoulder of the victim and shout. If there is no response, call for help. Tell a bystander to call 911 and get the AED. If you are alone, call 911 and get the AED yourself. Return quickly. Use your own phone to call 911 and put it on speaker mode to allow the emergency dispatcher to give you instructions.
Use 2 hands to give 30 chest compressions:
Lay the victim face up on a flat and firm surface.Quickly take the clothing off the victim‘s chest. Position your hands in the center of the chest. Compress the chest 30 times. Provide high-quality compressions.
CPR Do‟s And Don‟ts
This method is used on an adult victim if a rescuer is less experienced in standard CPR or is not willing to offer rescue breaths because of blood or injury to the mouth of the victim.
Mask-to-stoma rescue breathing
This technique is used if a victim has a stoma. Stoma stands for a surgically-created opening at the base of the throat to allow breathing. If possible, close the victim‘s mouth and pinch the nose to minimize air loss.
Mouth-to-Nose rescue breathing
This technique can be used if the jaw or mouth of the victim is badly damaged. Make sure to hold the mouth of the victim closed to minimize air loss.
Switch On the AED: Use an AED as soon as it is available. Put the AED near the head of the victim and switch it on by pushing a button, pulling the handle or lifting the lid. Follow the AED prompts.
Applying AED Pads:Remove or cut the clothing (e.g. shirt or a bra) from the chest area to expose it. If wet, wipe the chest. Apply the pads to the chest by following the pictures at the back of the pads.
- Peel off the AED pads.
- Apply1 pad on the right side of the chest, just beneath the collarbone.
- Apply the other pad on the lower left side of the chest.
- Connect the pads to the AED. Some pads remain pre-connected to the AED.