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)|
|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.