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QUESTION 12

What is the correct depth of compressions for and adult victim?

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Begin CPR

If the victim is not breathing and has no pulse, begin CPR. Take your hand from the top of the victim’s head and place heel of your palm on the lower half of the sternum between the victim's nipples, Now take your other hand, place it over the hand on the victim's chest and interlock your fingers. Position yourself so that your arms are perpendicular to the victim. Compress the victim’s chest at least 2 inches or 5cm. Compress at a rate of 100-120 per minute. Be sure to push hard and fast. Perform 30 compressions and then give 2 breaths. After 5 cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths, reassess the victim starting with a pulse check. If necessary, continue CPR with a compression to ventilation ratio of 30:2 and reassess after every 5 cycles.

To give rescue breaths, first open the victim’s airway. This is done with the head tilt/chin lift. Place your hand of the victim’s forehead while gently lifting the victim's chin with 2 fingers from your other hand. While you can’t swallow your tongue, when unconscious it can fall to the back of the mouth and block the victim’s airway. Sometimes the head tilt/chin lift will cause spontaneous respirations.

Begin CPR

If the victim is not breathing and has no pulse, begin CPR. Take your hand from the top of the victim’s head and place heel of your palm on the lower half of the sternum between the victim's nipples, Now take your other hand, place it over the hand on the victim's chest and interlock your fingers. Position yourself so that your arms are perpendicular to the victim. Compress the victim’s chest at least 2 inches or 5cm. Compress at a rate of 100-120 per minute. Be sure to push hard and fast. Perform 30 compressions and then give 2 breaths. After 5 cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths, reassess the victim starting with a pulse check. If necessary, continue CPR with a compression to ventilation ratio of 30:2 and reassess after every 5 cycles.

To give rescue breaths, first open the victim’s airway. This is done with the head tilt/chin lift. Place your hand of the victim’s forehead while gently lifting the victim's chin with 2 fingers from your other hand. While you can’t swallow your tongue, when unconscious it can fall to the back of the mouth and block the victim’s airway. Sometimes the head tilt/chin lift will cause spontaneous respirations.

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It's possible to break ribs during CPR. However, if you hear a "cracking" sound, it's most likely the cartilage between the ribs and the sternum. We recommend: Keep going if you hear cracking during CPR and you're sure you're doing CPR compressions in the correct spot. If you're not sure, re-landmark and continue CPR.
AEDCPR
2017-05-17 09:49:33
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Can I crack ribs?
Will I break ribs on an old person? If yes do I not go as hard?
Patrice Duncan
2017-05-16 17:42:45
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It's possible to break ribs during CPR. However, if you hear a "cracking" sound, it's most likely the cartilage between the ribs and the sternum. We recommend: Keep going if you hear cracking during CPR and you're sure you're doing CPR compressions in the correct spot. If you're not sure, re-landmark and continue CPR.
AEDCPR
2017-05-17 09:49:33