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How do you do chest compressions during CPR?

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  • Place the heel of your hand on the center of the person's chest.
  • Place the heel of your other hand on top of your first hand, lacing fingers together.
  • Keep arms straight and your shoulders directly over your hands.
  • Push hard and fast, compressing chest at least 2 inches.
  • Let chest rise completely before pushing down again.
  • Compress at least 100 times per minute.

From: Hands-Only CPR for Adults WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Red Cross: "American Red Cross Launches Citizen CPR Campaign to Educate 5 Million People in Hands-Only CPR by End of 2011" and "Hands-Only Citizen CPR."

American Heart Association: "Hands-Only CPR;" "Hands-Only CPR simplifies saving lives for bystanders;" and "Two Steps to Staying Alive With Hands-Only CPR."

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Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 24, 2018

SOURCES:

American Red Cross: "American Red Cross Launches Citizen CPR Campaign to Educate 5 Million People in Hands-Only CPR by End of 2011" and "Hands-Only Citizen CPR."

American Heart Association: "Hands-Only CPR;" "Hands-Only CPR simplifies saving lives for bystanders;" and "Two Steps to Staying Alive With Hands-Only CPR."

eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 24, 2018

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