Starting CPR

Wednesday 15 January 2:54 PM

The Australian Resuscitation Council states that CPR should be started if the victim is unresponsive and not breathing normally. Even if the victim takes occasional gasps, rescuers should start CPR.

Some first aiders raise the point that the victim might still have a heart beat.

The chance that a person is not breathing, but has an effective heart beat is very remote. Possibly only near drowning could you see this. 

So even if the casualty was unresponsive and not breathing normally CPR should be commenced.