Basic Life Support

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Tips[edit]

  1. Sing the "Stayin' Alive" song to help count seconds: "Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive", that's three seconds. The title of the song is easy to remember when the purpose of Basic Life Support is to ensure the patient stays alive.

Common Mistakes[edit]

  1. Forget to ask a nearby person to call an ambulance.
  2. Closed airway: not pulling the chin back or tilting the head back enough.
  3. Not watching for chest expansion.
  4. The compressions are not deep enough or too fast or slow.