Emergency CPR Checklist

For those who have already learned CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
This is not a replacement for training. It is to be used as a refresher or a checklist.

1. Check level of awareness

2. Check for breathing

3. CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

The song "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees is about 100 beats per minute. You may also count out loud, "1-and-2-and-3...".

If you have access to an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) turn it on and follow the audio directions. CPR using an AED can produce survival rates as high as 75%.

If the casualty is breathing, and not bleeding severely (check underneath them for hidden bleeding), monitor them until help arrives.

Learn these skills in a CPR course from Canadian Red Cross or the St. John's Ambulance.

This page was updated with the help of Chris Lundy, AEMCA PCP (), a retired paramedic who has dealt with boating emergencies. Chris owns a first aid company called Exmedic and boats on Lake Simcoe.