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How do I avoid forcing air into the victim's stomach during rescue breaths?

  • Keep the head tilted back.
  • Take a normal breath.
  • Blow into the person’s mouth just enough to make the chest rise.
  • Each rescue breath should last about 1 second for an adult, a child or an infant.

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