First aid emergency: How to provide CPR

Mike Dennis
Posted by Mike Dennis

Date: Thursday, 04 August 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

How to provide CPR to a casualty

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure that is used if someone is not breathing properly or if their heart has stopped. The combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths keep blood and oxygen circulating the body.

Providing CPR to a casualty experiencing cardiac arrest will get their heart in a shockable rhythm ready for the use of a defibrillator.

You should continue CPR until help arrives or if the casualty regains consciousness / starts breathing normally.

The infogram below has all the information you’ll need to provide CPR to a casualty. Follow the clear, easy steps to help you feel confident enough to handle the situation effectively.


Whether you have first aid training or not, it's always useful to know how to act when a medical emergency occurs so you can be confident the casualty is being looked after - even if it's whilst waiting for an ambulance to arrive. First aid tips and advice can be a great way to ensure you know how to act should a medical emergency even occur.

For more information, contact imperative training via their website or call 0845 071 0820.