Learn Pillow CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving skill that can be performed using your bare hands. Traditionally CPR training utilizes a manikin to practice this lifesaving skill. The problem is that training and future practice is often limited to those who have access to a manikin. Do you have access to a CPR training manikin? Most people don’t and even if they did at a CPR class, they don’t have one at home.
This is why we developed Pillow CPR. Most everyone has access to a pillow. Our research demonstrates that learning CPR on a pillow is as effective as learning on a manikin. Pillows are readily available for regular practice in order to keep your skills sharp. So watch the video, learn pillow CPR and remember practice regularly…on a pillow.
Steps for performing Hands-only CPR:
1. Make sure that the scene is safe
2. Tap and shout, Are you OK? Determine unresponsiveness
3. Look to see if there is breathing
4. If not responding and not breathing, CALL FOR HELP and begin CPR
5. Place the heel of one hand on the center of the chest, place your second hand on top of the first hand.
6. Push down hard and fast, push down at least 2 inches deep at a speed of 100-120 times per minute (about 2 compressions per second). Remember pushing down at least 2 inches deep is not easy – you need to push real hard.
7. Remember to let the chest recoil or re-expand between each compression to allow for the heart to refill (don’t bounce on the chest)
8. Switch with someone else every 2 min or sooner if you get tired
9. Keep pushing hard and fast until help arrives