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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

             between   breaths      

  10.    Check pulse every minute

             Keep head tilted back. Feel for carotid pulse for 5 to 10 seconds. If victim has pulse but is not breathingFree Articles

              continue rescue breathing.

            NOTE: You may want to take a class from the Red Cross and repeat it every year.

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