If someone’s heart has stopped beating, and she’s unconscious or unresponsive, start CPR immediately. “Don’t worry about the breathing, such start doing good chest compressions, 2 inches deep, 100 per minute, ” Ganti says. If there’s an automatic external defibrillator (AED) on site, have someone else get it. Then follow the visual and/or audio prompts, which will help you through the process.
Medical alert systems can summon help if you’re alone during an emergency. To learn more, go to CR.org/medications
Also see “The Smarter, Easier Way to Do CPR,” “Look in Less Fear Better Health” blog
Source: Consumer Reports on Health August 2018 Latha Ganti, M.D., a professor of emergency medicine and neurology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Fla.
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