The importance of CPR training

We all hope we never have to perform CPR for a loved one or a stranger, but the day may come so you want to ensure you know how to perform CPR correctly and are confident in doing so. Below, are two charts on essential information required for CPR, from the assessment to performing.

 

DRABCD method is a common step-by-step method for the assessment of a casualty

 DANGER  Check for danger – are you, others or the casualty in danger?
 RESPONSE  Check for response – is the casualty responding or is the casualty unconscious?
 AIRWAY  Check airway – is the airway open and clear of objects?
 BREATHS  Check for breathing – is the casualty breathing?
 COMPRESSIONS  Perform CPR – if no sign of life (consciousness, breathing, movement), perform CPR
 DEFIBRILLATION  Use a defibrillator – when available, use the AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

CPR Information Chart

 Casualty  Adult (9 years +)  Child (1-8 years)  Baby (0-1 year)
 Head tilt  Maximum  Maximum  None
 Initial breaths  2 full breaths  2 small breaths  2 puffs
 Breathing rate  1 breath in 1 second  1 small breath in 1 second  1 puff in 1 second
 Chest pressure  2 hands  1-2 hands  2 fingers
 CPR compression rate  Approx. 100 per minute  Approx. 100 per minute  Approx. 100 per minute
 Compression depth  One-third of chest depth  One-third of chest depth  One-third of chest depth
 CPR ratios  30 compressions to 2 breaths  30 compressions to 2 breaths  30 compressions to 2 puffs

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
There is a huge amount of essential information available from books, websites and video tutorials, but the only way you will be able to correctly perform CPR is through the appropriate training.

 

In a training course, you will learn the step-by-step process of rescue breaths and chest compressions as well as how to properly assess the casualty and in turn use the correct techniques to revive the casualty. Australian Training Solutions offers this training on a weekly basis using both adult and baby manikins to ensure you are ready for any situation.

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