By AHA guidelines, adult cpr is performed on a person over the age of eight
Before you begin.
The first step of CPR is to assess the victim and check responsiveness. Gently shake the victim and shout, "Are you OK?" If the person answers, CPR is not needed. If the person is unresponsive or conscious and showing signs of a stroke or heart attack, call 911 immediately and initiate the CAB's of CPR which include: C-Circulation, A-Airway, < B-Breaths
In case of emergency DO NOT...
- ...leave the victim unattended.
- ...make the victim drink.
- ...throw water on the victim's face.
- ...put the victim into a sitting position.
- ...slap his/her face.