A trained lay rescuer, that's someone who has taken a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class, should provide, at a minimum, chest compressions. Rescue breaths can be added at a ratio of 30 compressions to 2 breaths. So if you find someone who is unresponsive, start right in with chest compressions and provide rescue breaths as you've been trained.
- Q How do I give rescue breaths to a person with a head or spinal injury?
- Q How do I give rescue breaths to a partial neck breather?
- Q How do I avoid forcing air into the victim's stomach during rescue breaths?
- Q When giving rescue breaths, what could keep the victim's chest from rising?
- Q What should I do if a person vomits during rescue breaths?
- Q How do I give rescue breaths to an unconscious infant who isn't breathing?