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CPR Compression to Breath Ratio

The current American Heart Association Guidelines establish a universal compression to breath ratio of 30 to 2 for Adults, Infants, and Children when performing CPR with rescue breaths. Compressions should be performed hard and fast at the rate of 100 compressions per minute. In healthcare settings, 15 to 2 may be used on infants and children when multiple rescuers are available. 15 to 2 increases the amount of delivered oxygen and may be effective in improving survivability for respiratory/hypoxic induced cardiac arrest in pediatric victims.

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