CPR Quick Reference Guide for Adults
(8 and up)

  • Assess - Are you okay?  Shake person, in case sleeping)

  • Alert - Someone to call 911 and then call Safety & Security -
         AZ - (623) 572-3201
         IL - (630) 515-7111

  • Perform First Aid steps as below:

  1. Airway - lift chin, clear mouth

  2. Breathing - look, listen and feel for breathing (if needed, 2 slow breaths)

  3. Circulation - check for pulse, other signs of life (if needed, begin compressions

  • Two hands on lower portion of sternum

  • Two breaths

  • 30 compressions + 2 breaths (repeat for 4-6 cycles)

  • Check for signs of life (repeat process as needed)

Good Samaritan Laws will generally protect you as long as you:

  • Act in good faith and do not ask compensation

  • Are neither reckless or negligent

  • Act as a prudent person would

  • Only provide care within the scope of your training


Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) can save a life during a medical emergency.  Simply stated, an AED is a device that literally "talks" the provider through the process of evaluating a patient for, attaching the patient to, and activating the AED therapy.  Click on the links below to view a campus map identifying the location of AEDs:
The University provides CPR and AED training on a regular basis.

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