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CPR for Adults:
- Becomes unresponsive
- Tap the person’s shoulder and shout, “Are you OK?”
- Look for normal breathing.
- Start Hands-Only CPR.
- Hands-Only CPR should not be used for adults whose cardiac arrest is due to drug overdose, near-drowning, or an unwitnessed cardiac arrest. In these cases, do a conventional CPR combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing.
Do Chest Compressions:
- Place the heel of your hand on the center of the person’s chest.
- Place the heel of your other hand on top of your first hand, lacing fingers together.
- Keep arms straight and your shoulders directly over your hands.
- Push hard and fast, compressing chest at least 2 inches.
- Let chest rise completely before pushing down again.
- Compress at least 100 times per minute.
Stop Only if:
- The person starts breathing normally
- A trained responder or emergency help takes over