How to Use a CPR Mask

Admin First Aid

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.

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Using the Quicksaver CPR Mask

  1. Place patient on their back and tilt their head head backwards.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.