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How do you perform CPR during COVID?

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

CPR usually involves thirty chest compressions and two rescue breaths. But what if your city is in a state of emergency for COVID or another pandemic? To reduce the possibility of spreading the virus you can do "hands only" CPR. Which means only perform the chest compressions.

The American Heart Association says "Hands only CPR can be just as effective as conventional. Here is a link from the AHA for a refresher:

Remember, when an adult is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest and you are performing chest compressions, just find the center of the chest at the nipple line and press 2" deep at a rate of 100-120 beats per minute. New science changes the way we perform CPR. It's important to get re-certified every two years.

Alpha Bravo First Aid, in Westminster Maryland, brings the latest lifesaving skills to your companies doorstep with our onsite CPR training. Our experienced first responders are certified by the American Heart Association to teach basic and advanced courses. Book an appointment today

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