Now let's cover rescue breathing for the healthcare
professional on an adult patient. Now in this
case, we still need to make sure the scene
is safe and that our gloves are on, but when
we assess the patient, our main point here
is can we find a pulse or not? And if we can't
find one, we're going to be going onto CPR.
But if we do find a pulse and we're confident
that it's a pulse then we're going to be doing
rescue breathing and this is how it's going
to look. My scene is safe. My gloves are on.
My rescue mask with a one way valve is available.
Sir, are you all right? Are you okay? They
don't respond. I tap and should. Sir, can
you hear me? They still don't respond. I activate
EMS or I call a code. You in the plaid shirt,
go call 911 and come back. I might need your
help and if you can find an AED, please bring
it with you. Now I'm going to head tilt, chin
lift, look for normal breathing and check
for a pulse for no more than ten seconds.
Immediately I can feel a pulse, but the patient
is not breathing normally. This includes the
potential for agonal respirations which we've
covered in other trainings. But it's not considered
real breathing. So this person is going to
receive now one breath every five seconds
for a total of about two minutes before I
reassess the pulse. And it looks like this.
One one thousand, two one thousand, three
one thousand, four one thousand. One one thousand,
two one thousand, three one thousand, four
one thousand. So I continue giving these rescue
breaths, one breath every five seconds and
in about two minutes, I recheck for a carotid
pulse. If the pulse is present but the patient
is not breathing, I continue rescue breathing
and I await EMS and I have the AED here, ready
to go in case I lose the pulse as well. If
at any time on my reassessment the breathing
is not there and there is no carotid pulse,
I'm going to go immediately into CPR. If my
AED is present I'm going to use the AED right
away and I'll go into CPR mode. And we'll
continue this rescue breathing until help
arrives or the patient revives.