Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving procedure that helps in improving the chances of survival of cardiac arrest victims. The earlier the CPR is given to the patient, the greater are the chances of successful resuscitation. After every 5 years, the American Heart Association (AHA) releases a new set of CPR guidelines to help BLS providers in performing correct CPR procedure. This year the AHA has released the new CPR guidelines in October 2015. The Infographic presents the current recommendations for chest compressions, compression-ventilation ratio, compression rate & depth, and hand placement.
The basic steps for preparation of CPR according to the 2015 CPR guidelines remain virtually identical to the 2010 version. A bystander or BLS provider should check for responsiveness, activate emergency response system, and then begin CPR by giving chest compressions at 100-120 compressions per minute and 1 breath every 6 seconds. See the below infographic to know about the do’s and don’ts of high quality CPR.