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  • Always call triple zero (000) in an emergency.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) combines mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and cardiac compressions to deliver oxygen and artificial circulation to an unresponsive person until medical help arrives.
  • Cardiac or chest compressions are the priority in CPR.If you don’t want to do mouth-to-mouth, chest compressions alone may still be life-saving.
  • CPR is a life-saving skill that everyone should learn.
  • This fact sheet is not a substitute for proper CPR training by an accredited organisation.

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Reviewed on: 30-06-2014