CPR Education

Find answers to your medical course questions here! CPR Education is delighted to provide help on what rescuers and first aiders should be doing in an emergency situation when you are with someone who is either not breathing or is unresponsive. It’s vital you know exactly what to do here so that you can respond effectively and maybe save a life.

If an unresponsive victim is not breathing, the first aider should:

-activate the EMS immediately
-open the airway
-perform rescue breathing
-give CPR

If alone with an unresponsive adult victim, the rescuer should:

-activate EMS immediately
-stay with the victim until someone else arrives
-perform rescue breathing for 1 minute, then call EMS
-perform CPR for one minute , then call EMS

The correct answer is to what the first aider should do if an unresponsive victim is not breathing, or if they are alone with an unresponsive adult victim, is to:

Activate the EMS immediately.