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How To Perform Adult CPR - British Red Cross

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What to do if someone is unconscious and not breathing.

  • Place your hands directly on the centre of their chest, between the nipples. With the heel of your hand, press down (4-5cm or 1.5 inches), giving about two chest presses per second.
  • If you feel confident doing so, give 2 breaths after every 30 chest compressions. Pinch the person’s nose. Place your mouth over their mouth and – by blowing steadily – attempt 2 rescue breaths each over one second.
  • Continue with cycles of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths until emergency help arrives.

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Please could you inform me

Please could you inform me why some organisations use a different method:
2 breaths followed by 15 compressions
2 breaths followed by 30 compressions
I work in the middle east and alot of the information is American - is this why
I am an instructor in first aid but i am looking at becoming an examiner but can not find any one that will offer to teach or advise, can you help!!
I do use the British red cross method

Look forward to hearing from you

Best Rgds Gary