Safe in Tees Valley News

New Resuscitation Guidelines 2010

Posted : 20/04/2011

Summary of Changes

1. When obtaining help, ask for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) if one is available.

2. Compress the chest to a depth of 5-6cm. (compress at least one third of the depth of the chest for children and babies)

3. Compress the chest at a rate of 100-120 per minute.

4. Do not stop to check the victim or discontinue CPR unless the victim starts to show signs of regaining consciousness AND starts to breathe normally.

(Example signs of regaining consciousness include: coughing, opening eyes, speaking or moving purposefully).



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