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Lesson 3, Initiate Rescue Breathing on an Adult.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the steps (in sequence) for evaluating a casualty and initiating rescue breathing.
  • Identify the proper procedures (in sequence) for opening a casualty's airway using the jaw-thrust method and the head-tilt/chin-lift method.
  • Identify the proper procedures (in sequence) for administering mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to-nose, and mouth-to-stoma rescue breathing.
  • Identify the proper procedures for taking a carotid pulse.

Study Units:

3-1 Remove Casualty from any Immediate Danger
3-2 Check for Responsiveness
3-3 Call for Help
3-4 Check for Spinal Injury
3-5 Position the Casualty
3-6 Open the Airway
3-7 Check for Breathing
3-8 Evaluate Your Findings
3-9 Administer Two Breaths
3-10 Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Two Ventilations
3-11 Check Carotid Pulse

Exercises for Lesson 3

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015