Your HeartSafe Home Plan

1. Check Breathing

  • Do they respond when you call out “Hey, are you OK”?
  • Look and listen for breathing
    • Look to see if their chest rises and falls
    • Listen over their mouth and nose for breathing sounds (10 seconds max)
  • If they are not breathing normally call 911 and start CPR

2. Call 911

  • Try to remain calm
  • Answer the call taker’s questions
  • Follow the call taker’s instructions

3. Prepare for CPR

  • Try to move the person to the ground or flat surface
  • Get on your knees next to the person’s chest

4. Start Hands-Only CPR

  • Lace your fingers of both hands together, as seen in the image
  • Straighten your arms, lock your elbows
  • Center your shoulders directly over your hands
  • Push hard and fast in the center of the chest at 100-120 beats per minute
  • When you start CPR, DON’T STOP unless another person is prepared to continue

5. Unlock Home Entrance

  • Have someone not performing CPR unlock the door
  • Make a clear path for first responders
  • Move pets out of the way

Preparing Your HeartSafe Home

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