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    Emergency Phone Number:

    If victim CANNOT breathe, cough or speak- give quick upward thrusts (grip above waist but below ribs).

    If victim CAN breathe, cough or speak- DO NOT INTERFERE.

    (Avoid pressing on the bottom of the breastbone)
    Hold fist thumb tucked in.

    With thumb side inward, use other hand to give an in and upward thrust.

    Repeat thrust steps until effective or until victim becomes UNCONSCIOUS.


    Phone 911 or other emergency response number or send someone to call. Return to the victim.

    Attempt two breaths.

    Open the airway. Look for foreign object. IF one is seen, remove it (head tilt, chin lift). Start CPR.

    Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 until victim starts breathing or until emergency/medical help arrives.

    Do 15 chest compressions (Place heel of one hand on center of breastbone and heel of second hand on first hand).

    Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and
    Standards for CPR and ECC are consistent with American Heart Association recommendations.

    Have someone call for an Ambulance, Rescue Squad or EMS.
    DO NOT PRACTICE ON PEOPLE. Abdominal thrust may cause injury. Use the back blows and chest thrust on infants. Use the chest thrust on pregnant women and obese victims.
    Learn to perform emergency care for choking and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
    For CPR training information, call your local Heart Association or American Red Cross Chapter.
    For children 1 to 8 years of age, use one hand for chest compressions and one breath.
    Last edited by laborlaw; 05-24-2005, 07:25 AM.