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CPR :Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (Step By Step)

Updated: Sep 10, 2021

During a cardiac or breathing emergency, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help save a life. Even after training, remembering the CPR steps and performing them correctly can be difficult. To assist you in assisting someone in need, we have created this simple step-by-step guide that you can print and place on your refrigerator, car, bag, or desk.

Before Giving CPR

1 Check the scene and the person. Make sure the scene is safe, then tap the person on the shoulder and shout "Are you OK?" to ensure that the person needs help.


2 Call 995 for assistance. If it's evident that the person needs help, call (or ask a bystander to call) 995, then send someone to get an AED. (If an AED is unavailable, or a there is no bystander to access it, stay with the victim, call 995 and begin administering assistance.)


3 Open the airway. With the person lying on his or her back, tilt the head back slightly to lift the chin.


4 Check for breathing. Listen carefully, for no more than 10 seconds, for sounds of breathing. (Occasional gasping sounds do not equate to breathing.) If there is no breathing begin CPR.

CPR Steps

1 Push hard, push fast. Place your hands, one on top of the other, in the middle of the chest. Use your body weight to help you administer compressions that are at least 2 inches deep and delivered at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute.


2 Deliver rescue breaths. With the person's head tilted back slightly and the chin lifted, pinch the nose shut and place your mouth over the person's mouth to make a complete seal. Blow into the person's mouth to make the chest rise. Deliver two rescue breaths, then continue compressions.

Note: If the chest does not rise with the initial rescue breath, re-tilt the head before delivering the second breath. If the chest doesn't rise with the second breath, the person may be choking. After each subsequent set of 30 chest compressions, and before attempting breaths, look for an object and, if seen, remove it.


3 Continue CPR steps. Keep performing cycles of chest compressions and breathing until the person exhibits signs of life, such as breathing, an AED becomes available, or EMS or a trained medical responder arrives on scene.

Note: End the cycles if the scene becomes unsafe or you cannot continue performing CPR due to exhaustion.


Providing first aid and CPR training doesn’t cost much, but it will go a long way to ensuring workplace health and safety. Our BASIC FIRST AID COURSE eLEARNING (WITH INTRODUCTION TO CPR+AED) covers the essential skill of First Aid that everyone should know and be able to do.

Included is an introduction to CPR+AED with instructions of use and application. Delivered in a simple, practical format, it covers the management of common everyday first aid situations such as heart attack, choking and bleeding according to the Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council guidelines.

This course certificate fulfils the first aid certification requirement under the Workplace Safety Health Act. Includes CPR + AED Training and Certification.

To find out more about BASIC FIRST AID COURSE eLEARNING (WITH INTRODUCTION TO CPR+AED)


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