Save a Life


Hands Only CPR (Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation) is a life-saving procedure.  First responders such as  Emergency Medical Technicians, often use CPR to keep oxygen in blood flowing while transporting the person to the hospital.    


You are an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) on duty at an Olympic track meet.  It is a hot day and runners are sprinting around the track.  Right as the race ends, you receive a call stating a runner has collapsed.  You grab your gear and run to the scene to help the athlete. 

TASK- The “Helpers 

Complete the following steps to take on the role of an EMT 

  • Position yourself on your knees with Mini-Anne in front of you.   
  • Click VIDEO HERE to learn how to perform hands-only CPR.  
  • Watch video once without Mini-Anne, then watch video again while practicing at the same time with Mini-Anne.

Steps to follow: 

  1. Check for consciousness by shaking and shouting, “HEY, HEY, are you okay? 
  2. Get someone to call 911 or call yourself if you are alone
  3. position your body correctly
  4. Begin hands only CPR hard and fast 

 HINT: Don’t sit on your feet while on your knees.  Watch closely for body positioning.


In your notebook, reflect upon what you enjoy or do not enjoy about helping and supporting others.  


Place Mini-Anne back on the table neatly for the next students.