When Breathing Stops
FOR CONSCIOUS VICTIM:
If victim can cough, speak, or breath…Do not interfere.
If victim cannot cough, speak, or breathe, have someone call for help!
1. Check for Unresponsiveness
Tap or gently shake victim. Shout, “Are you okay?”
2. Shout, “HELP”
Get attention of people who can phone for help.
3. Position the victim 0n His or Her back
Roll the victim toward you by pulling slowly and evenly from the victim’s hip and shoulder.
4. Open the Airway
Tilt head back and lift chin with fingers under bony part of jaw.
5. Check for breathlessness
Look, listen, and feel for breathing for 3 to 5 seconds.
6. Give two full breaths
Keep head titled back. Pinch nose. Seal your lips tightly around the victim’s mouth. Give 2 full breaths for 1 to
1 1 /2 seconds each. NOTE: You can purchase a mouth protector at your drug store. to carry with you.
Someone you love might be the victim.
7. Check for Pulse at Side of Neck
Keep head titled back. Feel for carotid pulse for 5 to 10 seconds.
8. Phone 911 system for help
Send some to call an ambulance. Send 2 people if possible. Give location of emergency and condition of victim.
9. Begin Rescue Breathing
Keep head tilted back. Pinch nose. Give 1 breath every 5 seconds. Look, listen, and feel for breathing
10. Check pulse every minute
continue rescue breathing.
NOTE: You may want to take a class from the Red Cross and repeat it every year.
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