Manyor re-learn CPR after a devastating incident during the first half of a soccer match in Europe. Danish soccer player and was treated on the pitch before being hospitalized. Denmark’s team doctor, Morten Boesen, later confirmed Eriksen had suffered a cardiac arrest and that “he was gone” before being resurrected. Eriksen, 29, is now stable and awake in the hospital and has sent a message to his teammates.
As many conversations have, the speed of administering CPR made a huge difference. “Life is precious; learn CPR,” one doctor tweeted. “Imagine the consequences of not public member tweeted.
shared illustrations with information on how to give CPR. If you’re interested in learning how yourself,
How to do CPR on an adult
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Itcompressions and rescue breaths to give a person the best chance of survival following a cardiac arrest. It , a volunteer-led charitable organization that teaches first aid to the public.
, people are advised to do hands-only CPR. Even in non-pandemic times, you should only do rescue breaths if you’ve been trained and feel confident using your skills. If you’re unsure, it’s best to do .
One of the best ways to learn CPR is by, but here’s a breakdown to ensure you’re doing it right, whether using only your hands or adding rescue breaths.
Either way, if an adult is unresponsive and not breathing normally, you still need tohelp, but you can start CPR as you wait.
To carry out a chest compression:
- on the breastbone at the center of the person’s chest. Place your other hand on top of your first hand and interlock your fingers.
- Position yourself with your shoulders above your hands.
- Using your (not just your arms), press straight down by 2 to 2.5 inches on their chest.
- Keeping your hands on their chest, release the compression and allow the chest to .
- Repeat these compressions at a minute until an ambulance arrives or you become exhausted.
CPR with rescue breaths (only to be done if you’re experienced)
- Place the heel of your hand on the center of the person’s chest, then place the other hand on top and press down by 2 to 2.5 inches at a steady rate of 100 to 120 compressions a minute.
- After every 30 chest compressions, give two rescue breaths.
- Tilt the person’s head gently and lift the chin with two fingers. Pinch the person’s nose. Seal your mouth over their mouth, and blow steadily and firmly into their mouth for about one second. Check that their chest rises. Give two rescue breaths.
- Continue with cycles of 30 chest compressions and two rescue breaths until they begin to recover or emergency help arrives.
An important note: The techniques for performing CPR are different for children. Head over to the Red Cross to learn more about performing CPR on a young child.
How to learn CPR with a first aid course
If you want to go one step further and cram up on your first aid knowledge in general, you can choose from several.. . In basic first aid training, you will usually be taught about CPR, unresponsive adults, head injuries, seizures, and severe bleeding.