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CPR procedures

We highly recommend that all owners keep updated with CPR procedures, as they are continually updated. We can’t emphasise just how important it is in changing a person’s life. Practising CPR the right way can double or even triple a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.

Please express your interest below if you want to participate in one of our upcoming first aid courses.

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Healthdirect.gov.au suggests these seven simple steps can help prepare for a life-threatening emergency.

1. Position your hand (above). Make sure the patient is lying on his back on a firm surface. Kneel beside him and place the heel of your hand on the centre of the chest.

2. Interlock fingers (above). Keeping your arms straight, cover the first hand with the heel of your other hand and interlock the fingers of both hands together. Keep your fingers raised so they do not touch the patient’s chest or rib cage

3. Give chest compressions (above). Lean forward so that your shoulders are directly over the patient’s chest, and press down on the chest about two inches. Release the pressure, not your hands, and let the chest back up.

Repeat to give 30 compressions at a rate of 100 compressions per minute.

4. Open the airway (above). Move to the patient’s head. Tilt his head and lift his chin to open the airway again. Let his mouth fall open slightly.

5. Give rescue breaths (above). Pinch the nostrils closed with the hand on the forehead and support the patient’s chin with your other hand. Take a normal breath, put your mouth over the patient’s, and blow until you can see his chest rise.

6. Watch chest fall. Remove your mouth from the patient’s and look along the chest, watching the chest fall. Repeat steps five and six once.

7. Repeat chest compressions and rescue breaths. Place your hands on the chest again and repeat the cycle of 30 chest compressions, followed by two rescue breaths. Continue the cycle.

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