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Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is an artificial method of circulating blood and oxygen through a body and attempting to keep the brain alive.

CPR is effective, and when initiated within four minutes, the survival rate is 43 percent. When initiated within four to eight minutes, the survival rate is 10 percent.CPR is most often used in instances of drowning and heart attacks.

Currently, the City of Carlsbad Fire Department does not offer classes for CPR certification. If interested in CPR certification, please click on the American Heart Association

  • Learning CPR saves lives
  • Four to six minutes without oxygen, brain damage begins. 
  • Ninety percent of the time, a family member or close friend will require CPR
  • One in seven people will have the opportunity to use CPR.  
  • Recognize signals
  • Stop activity, rest, lay down
  • If pain lasts more than two minutes, call for help
  • Patient's having early signs often deny having a heart attack
  • On heart attack victims, be prepared to do CPR for at least one minute, then call 9-1-1
  • Exhaustion 
  • The patient is revived. 
  • Another trained individual takes over. 
  • A doctor is present and pronounces death. 

Contact Information

Emergencies dial 9-1-1

Fire Department
Operations
firemail@carlsbadca.gov
760-931-2141
760-929-0256 Fax

2560 Orion Way
Carlsbad, CA 92010

EMS Manager
Linda Allington RN, MPH
760-931-2175