CPR for 2 Rescuers
Compression-ventilation ratio without advanced airway For Adults and Adolescents: compression over breathing 30:2 and for Children and Infants: 15:2.
Compression-ventilation ratio with advanced airway For Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Infants: Continuous compressions at a rate of 100-120/min while providing one breath every 6 seconds.
When to stop CPR
If the patient regains a pulse, if the area becomes unsafe, if cardiac arrest last longer than 30 minutes, if the rescuer(s) is too exhausted or ordered to stop. Or, if these complications arise: Fractures, punctures, lung ruptures or collapses, rib separation, bruises of the heart or lungs.
Untrained rescuers should provide Compression-only CPR since it's easy for an operator (dispatcher) to provide and guide instructions over the telephone. Remember, it is a priority to activate the Emergency Response System immediately and to provide chest compressions.
The expectation is that Health Care Providers (HCP's) are properly trained in CPR and efficiently able to perform both compressions and ventilation. Priority for the HCP (especially if alone) should be to activate the Emergency Response System as well as perform compressions. Priority may change sequence depending on circumstances (i.e., AED availability).
Bloodborne Pathogens to be aware of:
Hepatitis B and C (HBV / HCV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Tuberculosis (TB).