(3) Perform a CPR compression using the same procedures as for
delivering a chest thrust to an unconscious person.
Administer 15 compressions in 9 to 11 seconds (a rate of about 100 per
Do not remove the heel of your hand from the person's chest or reposition
your hand between compressions.
b. Perform Ventilations. Open the person's airway and administer two full
breaths. (1.5 to 2 seconds each).
c. Repeat Compressions-Ventilations Cycle. Repeat steps a and b for a total
of four complete cycles.
d. Check the Pulse. After four cycles (about one minute), check the person's
carotid pulse for 3 to 5 seconds.
If a pulse is present, perform rescue breathing.
(2) If a pulse is not present, continue to perform CPR. Continue performing
cycles consisting of 15 compressions and 2 ventilations at a rate of four cycles per
minute (60 compressions, 8 breaths per minute). Recheck the person's pulse every 3 to
5 minutes. Continue performing CPR until the person's pulse returns, you are relieved
by a qualified person, your are told to stop by a physician or a superior, or you are too
tired to continue.