If you see someone overdose, call 9-1-1 immediately, begin rescue breathing
and administer naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, and save the person in distress.
Do not delay other interventions, such as rescue breathing
or CPR, while waiting for naloxone to work.
B is for Breathing or rescue breathing
to be exact and means forcing air into the victim's lungs by mouth to mouth.
The required action is this: Put oxygen into the victim's lungs by performing rescue breathing
, and circulate it through the body by doing chest compression.
has been deemphasized (it can still be used by trained people if CPR is prolonged, or in some other situations.) Checking pulses and breathing isn't necessary.
Plus, the team undergoes a variety of simulated "skills" scenarios which can range from the handling of a basic nosebleed to the extrication and care of an unresponsive drowning patient including the use of CPR, rescue breathing
, supplemental oxygen, and an AED.
Concentrate instead on giving rescue breathing
and CPR until the patient is breathing on his or her own.
Rescue Mask 1 For CPR, or rescue breathing
. Cravat 2 Sling and swath, or improvised (Triangle Bandage) tourniquet.
Dogs are more likely to survive CPA if proper chest compressions and rescue breathing
are started as soon as possible and if pauses in CPR are minimized.
The self-paced course features short how-to videos and explains proper ways to perform chest compressions and rescue breathing
on all types of dog and cat breeds.
Topics highlighted: CPR, rescue breathing
, shock management, bleeding protocol, injury assessment, heat and cold injuries, poisoning, muzzling, restraint, and more.
Combined with the rescue breathing
, this may be enough to keep a person's system supplied with oxygen until the ambulance personnel can take over.