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BACKGROUND 

CPR (Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation) is a life-saving procedure used to keep the heart pumping blood throughout the body.  First responders often use CPR to keep blood flowing while transporting the person to the hospital.    

Scenario 

You are an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) on duty at a 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 

  1. Go find a teddy bear or a pillow to act as a victim that needs CPR   
  1. Click HERE to watch the instructional video on how to perform hands-only CPR.  
  1. As the video is playingfollow the instructions the presenter is giving and learn the proper way to perform hands-only CPR.  
  1. After the video, practice independently exactly like the video is showing you.  

 

HINTMake sure you’re not sitting on your feet when practicing compressions.  Watch closely at the kneeling position of the person doing doing Hands-only CPR. 

 

REFLECT 

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

  

CLEAN UP 

Put your teddy bear of pillow back where it belongs 

 

VIDEO: EMT