CPR is the technique of the manual inflation of the lungs with oxygen, and compression of the heart, therefore pumping oxygenated blood around the body, and keeping the vital organs supplied with oxygen. It is used in an attempt to revive a victim who has had a Cardiac Arrest.

CPR when correctly performed has the chance to either restart the heart pumping normally or to continue artificial circulation, therefore preserving brain functions until medical help arrives, and cardiac defibrillation can be performed. The casualty stands a better chance of survival if CPR is commenced as soon as possible after diagnosis is made and help is called.

Basic Life Support Flow Chart

life support flow chart

For more detailed information on how to perform CPR, please download the brochure below.