Figure 1-12. Head-tilt/chin-lift method.
If the casualty is NOT breathing, follow this procedure:
(a) Begin rescue breathing by giving two full breaths.
(b) If you cannot give two full breaths, reposition the casualty's head.
Try giving two full breaths again.
(c) If the attempt at ventilation is still unsuccessful, assume there is a
foreign body in the airway. Clear the airway as you would if there were a foreign body
in the airway. Then, ventilate with two full breaths. If this is successful, continue to the
c. Circulation. Begin with assessment and determine whether the casualty has
Continue rescue breathing at the rate of 12 times per minute if there is a
If there is no pulse, start external chest compressions using this
(a) Determine the correct hand position.
(b) Do 15 external chest compressions. The rate should be 80 to 100
chest compressions per minute. To get the proper rhythm and be sure you are
performing the correct number of chest compressions, count one-and, two-and, three-
and, four-and, five-and, six-and, seven-and, eight-and, nine-and, ten-and, eleven-and,
twelve-and, thirteen-and, fourteen-and, fifteen."