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What does "5 cycles of chest compressions" mean?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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In brief: CPR

This refers to cpr. When performing CPR on an adult, one "cycle" is 30 chest compressions followed by 2 rescue breaths.
After this 1st cycle, the 2nd cycle starts, also with 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths. In very specific circumstances (witnessed arrest, lay rescuer), CPR can be done without the rescue breaths i.e."hands only" cpr. Learn CPR through the american heart association!

In brief: CPR

This refers to cpr. When performing CPR on an adult, one "cycle" is 30 chest compressions followed by 2 rescue breaths.
After this 1st cycle, the 2nd cycle starts, also with 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths. In very specific circumstances (witnessed arrest, lay rescuer), CPR can be done without the rescue breaths i.e."hands only" cpr. Learn CPR through the american heart association!
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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