You are at the bus station when the person beside you just slumped and started gasping for breathe, what will you do? Will you just stand there and watch or you will bring out your phone to record? What exactly will you do?
Here are the things you can do to help save a dying man’s life
Tap and Shout: Try to shout the person out of life.
Shout for help: Call other people’s attention and send someone to phone your local emergency number and get an automated external defibrillator (AED) which is a device that checks a person’s heart and delivers an electric shock if it has stopped beating normally.
Observe: Observe the unconscious for few seconds and look for no breathing or only gasping
Push hard and fast: Place your hands on the unconscious’ chest, press hard and fast. Give 30 compressions. Compress at least 5cm deep. Giving 100 to 120 compressions per minute. Let the chest come back up to its normal position. Try not to interrupt compressions for more than a few seconds
Open the airways: Open the airways; nose and mouth and give 2 breaths.
Repeat sets of 30 compressions and 2 breaths.
When the AED arrives, turn it on and follow the prompts