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Adult CPR

We at NDA First Aid Training Ltd hope you are never put in this position but its better to know what to do than panic. YOU could save a life! CPR stands for Cardio- Pulmonary Resuscitation.

How old is an Adult in First Aid terms?

An Adult in First Aid terms is anyone that has reached early signs of puberty upward.

What does CPR stand for?

CPR stands for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

What 2 elements make up CPR?

CPR is made up of 2 elements:

  • Rescue Breaths
  • Chest Compressions.
We do 30 compressions, then 2 Rescue breaths and continue 30:2 until help arrives, the casualty breaths normally, your exhausted or can swap with someone else


Common causes for a adult to stop breathing are:

  • Heart Attack
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Anaphylaxis (Allergic reaction)
  • Suffocation


  • Not responding nor breathing normally
  • Chest not rising
  • Cannot hear a breath
  • Cannot feel a breath
  • Colour change of skin
  • Cyanosis
Child CPR


  • Call 999 / 112 for an ambulance and ask for a Defibrillator ( Get a helper to do this if possible, while you begin CPR)
  • Chest compressions: Place 2 hands  in the centre of the chest with locked elbows and compress 5-6cms 30 times.
  • Rescue Breaths: Then do 2 Rescue Breaths. Sealing the nose and blowing into the mouth for no longer than a second.
  • Continue 30:2 until you are exhausted, the casualty shows signs of life, or the medical services arrive. Swap every 2 minutes if needed with a helper.

This guidance is great but no substitute for a practical First Aid course.

We teach Adult CPR training in more depth on the following courses.

TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work


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