Do’s and Don’ts of CPR

CPR is a very sensitive skill, known to a few. It is a skill that plays an essential role in saving lives of heart attack victims. A stroke or heart attack is when a blood vessel supplying blood to the heart gets blocked and hence the heart cannot receive sufficient oxygen to perform normally. A heart attack is definitely a medical emergency treated by doctors. The time between, when the heart attack strikes and the victim receive medical help is crucial. This is where CPR courses and training comes into action. A certified course in CPR from a National Training Information Service recognized course in Sunshine Coast is the most trusted source to learn all about CPR.

Below are a few do’s & don’ts that must be taken care of while giving cpr to a victim


Rescuers should perform the following


    • Chest Compressions at the rate of 100 to 120/min
    • The compression should be at a depth of at least 2 inches (about 5 cms)
    • It is important to allow full recoil after each compression
    • It is advised to minimize pauses during compression
    • It is important to Ventilate adequately (remember; 2 breadths after 30 compressions, each breadth should be delivered over 1 second, each of it causing a chest rise)


Rescuers should avoid the following


    • It is important to be consistent with the rate of chest compressions. The compressions should not be less than 100 to 120/min and should not exceed the limit of 120/min
    • It is necessary to maintain Chest compressions depth to a minimum limit of 2 inches and a maximum level of 2.4 inches
    • Avoid leaning on chest between compressions
    • Rescuers should not interrupt compressions for greater than 10 seconds
    • Do not provide excess ventilation, by which we mean avoid too many breadths or breadths with excessive force