How to do CPR correctly?

Perform CPR effectively

How to do CPR correctly?


La cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR It is a rescue procedure that is performed when we find a victim in cardiorespiratory arrest.

Each year, more than 6 million people experience sudden cardiac arrest without warning. Studies show that victims who are has done CPR before receiving medical help they have not only more chance to survive they also have a better recovery.

Not all the population is aware of the importance of knowing how to act Faced with these situations, it is therefore essential to provide this type of training, so that those who are suffering from cardiac arrest can be treated as soon as possible.

What is basic CPR?

It should be noted that on many occasions it may be necessary to have made a first aid course for depending on what maneuvers, but knowing the basic CPR techniques it will be useful for everyone since a cardiorespiratory arrest happens at the most unexpected moment and everyone can be a victim.

These indications DO NOT replace in any case a first aid training, but if done right, they can make the difference between life and death for a person.

CPR consists of two moments:

  • Mouth or mouth breathing, which provides oxygen to the victim.
  • Chest compressions, which maintain blood circulation.

Time plays against the moment a victim goes into cardiorespiratory arrest. In just 4 minutes that the brain does not receive the corresponding oxygen, the damage can be permanent.

How to do basic CPR?

Know how to recognize a cardiorespiratory arrest

When a person falls to the ground and does not respond, does not breathe or does not have a pulse, we must initiate a series of steps to verify if the victim is in cardiorespiratory arrest.

check conscience

If the victim is conscious we will leave it in the position in which we found it and we will call 112. We will wait for the emergency services to arrive and we will continually reassess it.

En case you don't answer, we will place the victim lying on his back on the ground and we will open the airway using the forehead-chin maneuver to verify that there is nothing that prevents him from breathing.

check breathing

We will check if there are chest movements, we will listen if it makes noise when breathing or if we feel the breath with our cheek or hand. If you breathe normally, we will continue to reassess the victim promptly until the emergency services arrive.

En case I don't breathe, we will call the emergency services and indicate very clearly where we are and that we are with a victim of a possible cardiorespiratory arrest.

Start chest compressions

It is essential that the blood continues to flow through the organs and we will achieve this through chest compressions.

We have to kneel next to the victim to be able to have more ease when carrying out the maneuvers. Then, in order to be able to carry out a basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation, we will place the heel of one of our hands in the center of the victim's chest. Next, the heel of the other hand should be placed on the first and we will intertwine the fingers. Finally, with a rhythm of 100 to 120 compressions per minute, we will press the victim's chest without interruption.

Si you lack cardiopulmonary resuscitation, you should continue CPR until you notice signs of movement or emergency medical personnel take over.

If, on the other hand, you are trained in CPR, open the airway and provide rescue breathing.

rescue breaths

After 30 compressions we will perform 2 rescue breaths. We have to see how the chest inflates to assess that we are doing it correctly.

We return to compressions

We will perform 30 more compressions and repeat 2 rescue breaths until the victim breathes normally or the emergency services arrive.



From Neosalus We want to offer you the best caridoprotection for you and yours. Being able to surround your work space or places with a large volume of people with defibrillators allows us to offer rapid attention to these types of problems. Offering cardioprotected spaces helps save lives.