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Steps For Correct Chest Compressions During CPR

In 2010 the new American Heart Association standards came out. Along with these new CPR standards came the push for better and higher quality chest compressions. Now chest compressions are the most important part of CPR or BLS, and in this short post I will go over chest compressions for the Adult, Child, and Infant.

Adult

1. Patient needs to be on a hard and flat surface
2. Landmark on the lower half of the patients breastbone

3. Press hard and fast
Depth at-least 2″
Rate at-least 100/min

4. Allow for full chest recoil

Child

1. Patient on a hard and flat surface
2. landmark on the lower half of the patients breastbone
3. Depth 2″
Rate at-least 100/min
4. Allow full chest recoil

Infant

1. Patient on a hard and flat surface
2. landmark in the center of the chest or nipple line
3. Depth 1.5″ or 1/3 chest depth
Rate at-least 100/min
Single rescuer two fingers in the center of the chest
Two rescuers two thumbs encircling hands

4. Allow full chest recoil

You will be able to practice compressions in our BLS, CPR, and ACLS courses. With our skilled instructors you will feel confident in your abilities to perform chest compressions in real life situations. Come to Stat Life Medical Training Orlando FL, Jacksonville FL, or Orange Park FL.

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