Continuous Chest Compression (CCC) CPR is an easy form of CPR to administer if you see an adult collapse and you suspect that the person’s heart has stopped beating. With CCC there is no mouth-to-mouth contact with the victim.
When you see someone collapse, the first thing to do is to call 911 so that help is on the way. If you do not have a cell phone, ask someone else to call. Next, check to see if the person is responsive. If rubbing the person’s chest or pinching their arm does not result in a response, it is possible that their heart has stopped beating and they are the victim of a cardiac arrest.
A person can only survive without brain damage for a few precious minutes after the blood flow has stopped. Continuous Chest Compression forces blood to the victim’s brain and can be used to keep them alive until professional help arrives.
It would be wise to take a free CPR class at a local school or community center to learn how to use this technique; however, if you do not have the time to do that, watch the video for quick instructions.
Lay the victim on the floor on his or her back. Place the heel of one hand on the victim’s sternum, directly between the nipples. Place your other hand over the back of the first hand. Lock your elbows and begin forceful chest compressions at a rate of 100 per minute. The depth of each compression should be about two inches. After each chest compression you should be lifting the heel of your hand completely off of the victim’s chest. 100 compressions per minute are fairly quick, so when watching the video try to get a sense for the timing.
Keep in mind that this technique does not work with drowning victims. In the case of drowning, medical professionals recommend using standard CPR techniques for drowning victims. Continuous Chest Compression CPR is easier to learn than standard CPR methods and the life you may one day save could be someone you care about.