The steps of performing CPR are as follows:
1. Check for responsiveness and call for help.
2. Open the airway and check for breathing.
3. Start chest compressions.
4. Perform rescue breaths.
5. Continue CPR until help arrives.
The main difference between CPR for adults and infants is the technique used for chest compressions. For adults, the compressions should be about 2 inches deep and at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute. For infants, the compressions should be about 1.5 inches deep and at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute.
Yes, you can perform CPR on someone with a pacemaker. The pacemaker will not be affected by the chest compressions or rescue breaths. It is important to follow the standard CPR protocol and call for medical help if the person does not respond.
CPR is important because it can keep blood flowing and oxygenated to the brain and other vital organs until professional medical help arrives. This can greatly increase the chances of survival for someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest.