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Quick Tips for Effective CPR

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  • 30 compressions: 2 rescue breaths @ rate of 100-120 compressions per minute (approximately 2 per second)
  • Depth = 1/3 of chest wall
  • 5 cycles in 2 minutes (count compressions & cycles out loud)
  • Place the heal of one hand on the lower half of the casualty’s sternum
  • Place the other hand on top, interlocking fingers around wrist
  • Both arms should remain locked with bodyweight over casualty
  • Minimise interruptions to compressions (quick rescue breaths, no pulse checks)
  • Ratio of compressions to rescue breaths remain the same regardless of age.

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