While CPR can be performed without any equipment, using a CPR mask can offer several benefits in increasing the ease of administering CPR and preventing cross-infection between both the CPR giver and the receiver.
As with any life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately if you are able to before continuing with the CPR administration.
Using the Quicksaver CPR Mask
- Place patient on their back and tilt their head head backwards.
- Place both hands on patient’s chest, lock your arms so they are rigid, and perform 30 chest compressions at a rate of about 100 per minute (faster than one per second).
- Open patient’s mouth and insert mouthpiece between their teeth. This is important in order to keep their airway open and to prevent them from biting their tongue.
- Pinch patients nose with one hand, put your mouth on the one-way valve, and give two rescue breaths of at least one second each.
- Continue the cycle of 30 chest compressions followed by 2 rescue breaths, limiting the time in between to as little as possible.
If you have never administered CPR before, consider finding a course in your community which can teach you first hand how to properly administer CPR.