Should you do CPR if someone is bleeding?
If you’re in any doubt, treat the injury as a broken bone. If the person is unconscious or is bleeding heavily, these must be dealt with first by controlling the bleeding with direct pressure and performing CPR.
What are three things you should do if you come across an unresponsive victim?
Learn first aid for someone who is unresponsive and breathing
What should you do if you suffer from an injury or someone with you got hurt?
If they do, you should:
How is CPR different when the patient has an advanced airway?
When the victim has an advanced airway in place during CPR, 2 rescuers no longer deliver cycles of CPR (ie, compressions interrupted by pauses for ventilation). Instead, the compressing rescuer should give continuous chest compressions at a rate of 100 per minute without pauses for ventilation.
What is an example of an advanced airway?
Advanced Airway Examples are supraglottic devices (laryngeal mask airway, laryngeal tube, esophageal-tracheal) and endotracheal tube.
What to do if a person has a pulse but is not breathing?
If the person is not breathing but has a pulse, give 1 rescue breath every 5 to 6 seconds or about 10 to 12 breaths per minute….Follow the instructions that came with the mask.
Should you stop chest compressions when you get a pulse?
It is better to perform a few unnecessary chest compressions for someone with a beating heart, rather than withhold chest compressions and circulation from someone in cardiac arrest.
What to do if a victim has a pulse but is not breathing?
If the patient definitely has a pulse but is not breathing adequately, provide ventilations without compressions. This is also called “rescue breathing.” Adults: give 1 breath every 5 to 6 seconds. Children/Infants: give 1 breath every 3 to 5 seconds. Reassess the pulse every 2 minutes.
Can your heart still beat when you stop breathing?
A person whose heart has stopped will lose consciousness and stop normal breathing, and their pulse and blood pressure will be absent.
How long can CPR be performed before brain damage?
The brain may sustain damage after blood flow has been stopped for about 4 minutes. There is irreversible damage to the brain after blood flow has stopped for 7 minutes. To be successful, CPR should be started within 6 minutes of a person having a sudden cardiac arrest.
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