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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

If you were with someone who had a heart attack or almost drowned, would you know what to do? If you know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), you could save a life. CPR is an emergency procedure for people whose heart has stopped or is no longer breathing. It consists of

• Rescue breathing, to get oxygen to the lungs
• Chest compressions, to keep blood circulating

There is no substitute for learning Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). It is a skill we always hope we’ll never be called upon to use, but it may be a most valuable skill anyone could have.

This information is to be used as a free guide and resource, but it cannot replace real CPR or first aid training.