Hands-Only CPR

  • Hands-only CPR may be used if you witness a person collapse.
  • Tap and ask if the person is alright. “Are you okay? Can you hear me? etc.”
  • If no response and the person does not appear to be moving or breathing, call 911 and start compressions.
  • Place the palm of your hand on the center of the chest, lock your fingers together, lock your elbows to keep your arms straight, press straight down on the chest doing 100-120 compressions/minute, with a depth of 2-2.4 inches with each compression.
  • Continue hard and fast compressions until help arrives or someone with equal or better training can take over.