The 2010 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
The following steps are the same when providing care for adults, children and infants.
1. Check for responsiveness and look at the chest for signs of breathing.
- If the victim is unresponsive and has normal breathing, place the victim in the recovery position, have
someone call 9-1-1, and monitor the victim for changes.
- If the victim is unresponsive and has abnormal breathing (not breathing or only gasping) have someone
call 9-1-1 and retrieve an AED.
2. Provide chest compressions
- Give 30 chest compressions
3. Provide rescue breaths
- Open the airway
- Tilt the victims head back and lift the chin.
- Give 2 breaths
- Each breath lasts one seconds and should produce visible chest rise
4. Continue CPR until an AED is available, EMS personnel takes over, or the victim starts to move.