CPR and Resuscitation of a Casualty

As soon as you have established that your casualty is not breathing normally, you must call for an ambulance immediately before you commence CPR.

If you have help, send them to make the call and you must commence CPR without delay.

Principles of Resuscitation:

  • Resuscitation: The restoration of life to a casualty who is unconscious and not breathing normally.
  • Rescue Breathing: Artificially moves air in and out of the casualty’s lungs to provide them with the necessary oxygen supply in order to maintain life.
  • Chest Compressions: Allows oxygenated blood to be pumped to the vital parts of the body.


This process is known as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


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