Step 5: Compress their chest by pressing straight down on their chest with your body weight, making sure to press down not more than 2.4 inches.
Step 6: Release the chest to its natural position and then press again.
Step 7: Repeat these compressions at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute. Tip: You can do chest compression to the beat of Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees. Do this until a medical professional arrives and is able to take over.
CPR with Rescue Breaths: Step by Step
This type of CPR is only for individuals who have received proper training in CPR. To perform CPR with rescue breaths, follow these steps:
Step 1: Place the heel of your hand on the breastbone, or in the center of a person’s chest and place your fingers over that first hand. Interlock your fingers and compress by pushing down hard for at least 2 inches. Release, and then repeat.
Step 2: Stop at every 30th compression to perform 2 rescue breaths.
Step 3: To perform a rescue breath, first tilt the person’s head by lifting their chin with your two fingers. Pinch their nose, and seal your mouth over their mouth to blow. Blow into their mouth for 1 second, making sure the chest rises. Do this twice.
Step 4: Continue this cycle of 30 compressions with 2 rescue breaths until the victim is responsive or until medical help arrives.
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