Chest Compression Steps for an Adult:
For CPR emergencies, an adult is anyone who is going through or gone through puberty.
- Place yourself at the victim’s side.
- Ensure that the victim is lying on his back on a firm, flat surface
- If unconscious and face down, roll the victim face-up while supporting the head, neck and back.
- Immediately remove clothes from the chest.
- Form the correct hand position for chest compressions:
- Place the heel of your hand on the breastbone, between the nipples.
- Place the other hand on top of the first hand and interlace the fingers.
- Keep the fingers off the chest.
- To form the correct body position for CPR: kneel down, and keep your arms straight above the chest and your shoulders above your hands. Lock your elbows.
- Compress / push down hard and fast at least 2 inches, but no more than 2.4 inches deep, at a rate of at least 100 to 120 compressions per minute.
- Make sure the chest rises back up completely after each compression.