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When should you stop CPR?

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Stop when:

  • The person starts breathing normally.
  • A trained responder or emergency help takes over.
  • You are too exhausted to continue.
  • There is an automated external defibrillator (AED) to use.

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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