Compressions Per Minute

CPR is the fundamental basic component when it comes to resuscitation of the pulse-less victim. The rate of compressions is crucial to restoring blood flow to the brain and vital organs. At a minimum, you should aim for at least 100 compressions per minute. The depth of the compression is dependent upon the size and age of the victim.

American Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association emphasizes the need for correct, uninterrupted CPR. This is a major component for successful resuscitation. Ems personnel are very cognitive of the importance of excellent CPR. There are more cardiac arrest victims that survive due to the layperson performing good compressions and adequate ventilation’s. Please get involved in your community and help save a life.

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