July 23, 2012
SPCH 1315 - Patton
How to Perform CPR
At the end of this speech, the audience will know how
perform CPR. Central Idea:
To perform CPR, you will check the scene for danger,
send for help, and then begin chest compressions. I.
A. Attention Material
1. Has anyone ever wondered what they would do if
somebody they knew had stopped breathing or heart had
stopped? If so, you can restore circulation and oxygen to
that person's' body by performing CPR.
2. Performing CPR can save a person's life. A person can
live 4 to 6 minutes once they have stopped breathing and/or
their heart has stopped breathing. Performing CPR can
resuscitate that person.
B. Orientating Material
1. CPR can restore resposiveness in a person who has
C. Preview: Using 6 steps, almost anybody can perform CPR during an
emergency. (Transition: Let's start with the first step of CPR.)
A. The first step of CPR is to make sure the scene is safe.
1. If it is not safe, for example, if there is a fire, extinguish the fire
then begin CPR.
2. If you can not secure the victim, then move the victim. (Transition: Once you and the victim are secure, you are ready to begin the second step of CPR.)
B. The second step of CPR is to assess the victim's conciousness.
1. Tap his/her shoulder and ask, "Are you OK?" if the victim
responds, CPR is not required. (Transition: If the victim does not respond continue with the third step of CPR.)
C. Send for somebody to call 911. If nobody else is available call 911.
1. Give your location and inform the dispatcher that you are going
to perform CPR. (Transition: After sending for help, you will begin the fourth step of CPR.)
D. Next, you will check for breathing.
1. Put your ear close to the victim's mouth, and listen for breathing,
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