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 perform rescue breathing on an adult?
- Q If I feel uncomfortable giving mouth-to-stoma rescue breaths, what do I do?
- Q Does air in the stomach make it harder to give rescue breaths?
- Q When providing rescue breaths, how long should I pause between each breath?
- Q How do I give rescue breaths to a non-breathing unconscious adult or child?
- Q How do I perform rescue breathing?