you perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), you are using
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to help the person breathe and chest
compressions to help the persons heart pump blood.
The brief review of CPR
on the following pages can help you in an emergency; however, this
information should not take the place of a certified course in
Assess the situation. Call out for someone to get help or call 911
yourself if the person does not seem to need immediate assistance.
You can determine this by gently shaking the person and asking in
a loud voice Are you OK? If there is no response, begin
CPR and continue until help arrives.