1. Call 911
Have someone call 911 right away
Tell the 911 dispatcher the exact location of the person who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
2. Begin CPR (Cardiopulmonary Respiration)
Make sure the person is lying on a hard flat surface (if they are on a bed, put them on the floor)
Kneel right beside the person, and then place one hand in the center of the chest between the nipples, and then place the other hand on top of the first, now push down firmly 1/3rd to ½ of their chest depth (usually 2 inches for an adult)
Compress (push down) at a rate of 100 beats per minute
Make sure your elbows are locked and arms are straight
Do not worry if you hear any sounds when you push down
3. Use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
Press the power button to turn the AED on
Follow the voice prompts as it guides you through putting the two sticky AED pads on the person chest (as shown in the picture on each pads)
Once the pads are the person’s chest, the AED will analyze the person's heart rhythm. Only if the AED detects that a shock is needed, will it give one.
The AED will tell you to make sure you aren’t touching the patient, and then press the shock button.
After the shock is given the AED will keep talking you through CPR until EMS arrives and takes over. The AED will re-analyze the heart every 2 minutes and if another shock is needed it will repeat the same steps.