CPR: Your hands can save more lives with the new guidelines

On October 16th the European Resuscitation Council will promote an international campaign to show in any European State the new CPR Guidelines. The new CPR protocol is based on 3 simply steps:


  • Make sure it is safe to approach.
  • Check for any response from the victim.
  • Shout for help.
  • Tilt head back. Lift chin and check breathing.
  • If breathing is not normal, CPR is needed.
  • Call 112 and state that there is a non breathing victim, CPR is started, your name and loction.
  • If someone has come to help ask them to go get an AED.


  • Place the heel of one hand in the center of the chest.
  • Place other hand on top and interlock fingers.
  • Compress the chest to the rhythm of Stayin Alive until an AED or emerency services arrive.
  • If you learned how to do it, provide 2 rescue breaths between every 30 compressions, otherwise pump the chest continuously.
  • Push hard. Dont worry, you cannot do any harm.
  • If possible, change CPR operator every 2 min.


  • If an AED arrives, switch it on immediately and follow the instructions.


  • Once the emergency services arrive, continue, until you are told to stop.
  • Smile! Your hands could restart heart and save life.
  • Doing something is ALWAYS better than doing nothing.
  • Well done!

You could promote the European Restart a Heart Day with the hashtag #RESTARTAHEART or following the website ERC | Bringing resuscitation to the world.

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