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Please note that these are only guidelines and are not inteded to replace CPR training. If you are interested in being able to potentially save lives, please look at completing CPR training.
'Usually' a severe pain in the centre of the chest:
The person may also be:
If this is the case, get the casualty to rest by sitting them downn, then phone 999 or 112 for an ambulance.
If the casualty becomes unconscious after this, follow the instructions below.
Danger - Approach with care
Response - Is the casualty conscious?
Gently shake and shout loudly, "Are you all right?"
If no response, shout for help
Airway - Open by tilting head back and lifting chin
Breathing - Look, Listen and Feel for signs of normal breathing. If there are signs of breathing, plase casualty in the recovery position
If unconscious and not breathing normally:
2. Give 30 Chest Compressions
3. Give 2 Rescue Breaths
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