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under what heart rate for an adult and then for an infant are chest compressions required?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
100/min: For adults, children, and infants, the current recommendations are for compressions to be administered at the rate of 100 per minute. Source: BLS for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, 2011.

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