Six Tips for Saving a Life

Source: American Heart Association 

  1. If the person is unresponsive, have someone call 911 or call it yourself
     
  2. If possible, put the person on a firm, flat surface
     
  3. Remove outer layers of clothing around chest
     
  4. Put heel of one hand in center of chest and your other hand on top of it
     
  5. Push hard and fast at a rate of at least 100 beats per minute, or two compressions per second
     
  6. Keep pushing until help arrives
     

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