Sign In:


Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

Check Out Our Shop

How to Perform CPR on an Accident Victim

CPR is one of the most basic and important emergency medicine skills to have in your bag of tricks, as knowing how to properly do a chest compression series (push way harder than you think you need to!) could save a victim's life if you roll up on them and they're not breathing.

RELATED: How to assess a backcountry patient in 60 seconds

Johnny Bresette shows how to properly execute CPR on a non-responsive, non-breathing victim. The key points? After calling 911, tilt their head back so their airway is as straight as possible. Interlace your hands, put the heel of your hands on the victim's chest while keeping your arms rigid, push down with your entire body weight and not just your arms, and do 30 compressions at the pace of the song Stayin' Alive (then appreciate the irony), then two full, deep breaths five seconds apart before resuming compressions. If you're alone, and untrained, stick to just compressions. 

Keep doing this until better-trained assistance arrives or the victim comes to.

CPR training is crucial for everyday life, and especially out in the backcountry! I can definitely attest to the need for pushing harder than you think on compressions. I own a tree service company, and I get all my guys CPR training every year. The instructor tells us if you don’t hear cracking (of the ribs) you’re not doing it hard enough. We’re often in remote areas and the need to know what to do when something goes wrong.
Thanks for the helpful article and video.

Extremely helpful video! Our tree trimming team surely appreciates this refresh!

Extremely useful

Thanks for sharing this extremely useful and educative video.
  Kitchen Installation Chelmsford

This is really useful. Thank you for sharing this. 
moab premier vacation rentals

This is a great video.  Breaths should be 1-second in duration, with the second breath given as soon as the chest has fallen from the first breath, not 5-seconds apart.  Again, great video!

You have remarked very interesting points here. Thanks for sharing. <a > Fitting a Bathroom </a>

Thanks for sharing this informative and important information. CPR is something everyone should know how to do.
click here

Very educative post. Thanks for sharing this informative post,you did great.
install new kitchen worktop

Yes this is useful

This was extremely educational, the video was much better than seeing old photos and infographics.
window chip repair

This is a must-watch video in which they are explaining how to perform CPR on an accident victim and everything was so well explained even they are showing on how to perform it so it will be beneficial for everyone Varieties Of CBD Products

This is a life saving post. I think everyone should know this.
Wall Tiling Luton

Amazing post! Thanks for sharing this great article here. mechanic shop saskatoon

Awesome post! Glad to check this site. wellness coach

Thanks for sharing this great article, nice content. oil change service mesa

Thank you for keeping us here posted with new great content. fort worth water softening system

It was very useful. Thank you for sharing this video.
Talk to us today!
Drywall Installation

Glad to visit this great site, nice article as always shared on this site. auto repair saskatoon

Thanks for sharing this amazing and educative post.
roofers near me

About The Author

stash member Teton Gravity Research

It all began with a dream and a little cash scraped together from fishing in Alaska... Since 1995, we've been an action sports media company committed to fueling progression through our ground-breaking films (37 and counting) and online content.