Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.
Because we take life seriously, a four days cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes have been taken by our colleagues. And the reason is you. Many of our guests are practicing some kind of sport during their stay at Playitas Resort.
At this time you’re wondering the best way to help someone who is unconscious ??
First, you need to find out if he/she is unconscious, asleep or drunk, by squeezing the skin between their neck and shoulder and shouting.
If there is no response at all, you need to establish if they are dead or just unconscious – sometimes it’s very difficult to tell the difference.
Open the airway by placing one hand on their forehead and gently tilting the head back while lifting the chin.
If the patient is breathing and has a pulse but is still not waking, call an ambulance then put them in the ‘recovery’ position. Lie them on their back and kneel next to them before placing the arm closest to you straight, but at a right angle to the body.
If there are no signs of life – no obvious pulse and their chest is not going up and down – call an ambulance and then start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to maintain a flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart.
Lift the knee closest to you up, and roll them towards you onto their side, so that their chin is touching their arm. Their knee can remain bent.
This position stops them from choking on any vomit and allows them to breathe unimpeded, despite being unconscious.
Three important points about CPR:
Call: Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive and not breathing or not breathing normally. Call 112 and return to the victim. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions
Pump: If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions. Push down in the center of the chest 5 centimeters 30 times. Pump hard and fast at the rate of at least 100/minute, faster than once per second
Blow: Tilt the head back and lift the chin. Pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths. Each breath should take 1 second.
And one more thing, quite simple… Free your mind and SAVE LIVES !! 🙂