Resuscitation Council (UK)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Learning outcomes for CPR

On completion of CPR training, the participant should be able to demonstrate resuscitation of an adult in cardiac arrest. This should be assessed during or at the end of the training, using a simulated incident and a resuscitation training manikin.

Adult CPR consists of the following steps, which should be performed sequentially:

  1. Check for risks to the victim, any bystanders, and yourself   
  2. Assess the victim to be unresponsive
  3. Open the airway
  4. Establish absence of normal breathing
  5. Alert the ambulance service
  6. Perform chest compressions
  7. Give rescue breaths
  8. Maintain CPR with the correct ratio of chest compressions to rescue breaths

 

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