Hands-only CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
Hands-only CPR is an alternative to full CPR that involves no mouth-to-mouth contact. It is ideal for emergency situations where someone has seen a victim collapse. Administering Hands-only CPR immediately can significantly increase the likelihood of survival for victims who experience a life-threatening cardiac event, but are not near a medical facility.
Hands-only CPR is administered by pushing hard and fast on the chest of the victim, using the heel of the hand. Chest compressions should continue UNINTERRUPTED until EMS personnel arrive and take over treatment.
In just 30 minutes you can learn to administer the Hands-only CPR technique.
Full CPR combines rescue breaths with chest compressions and is the best option for drowning victims, people who collapse due to breathing difficulties, infants, and children.
Full CPR involves chest compressions of at least 5 cm, occurring 100 times per minute. This process is an effort to create artificial circulation by manually pumping blood through the heart. Rescue breaths are administered by exhaling into the victim's mouth or using a device that pushes air into the subject's lungs.
Full CPR training typically takes 60 to 90 minutes.