ACAD Shows the Proper Steps for Heimlich Maneuver and CPR

With the holiday season here and holiday gatherings, we thought it would be a good idea to teach our viewers the proper way to perform CPR in case of an emergency. Troy Mihalevich from Adair County Ambulance District stopped by the set of Good Morning Heartland to walk us through the stops. WATCH VIDEO to learn more.

1. CALL: Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive, and not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and return to the victim. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions.

2. PUMP: If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions. Push down in the center of the chest 2 inches 30 times. Pump hard and fast at the rate of at least 100/minute, faster than once per second.

3. BLOW: Tilt the head back and lift the chin. Pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths. Each breath should take 1 second.

4. Continue with 30 pumps and 2 breaths until help arrives.

The Adair County Ambulance District (ACAD) is one of the largest ambulance districts in Northeast Missouri. Adair County serves as our primary coverage area, has a population of 25,607 and covers 569 square miles.

Adair County Ambulance District

606 W Potter Ave.

Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone: 660-665-000

Adair County Central Dispatch: 660-665-5621