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What should I do if a person is not breathing?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
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.
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