+ADULT CPR Changes
- Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy:
Do not delay providing chest compressions for a pregnant woman in cardiac arrest. High-quality CPR can increase the mother’s and the infant’s chance of survival. If you do not perform CPR on a pregnant woman when needed, the lives of both the mother and the infant are at risk.
Perform high-quality chest compressions for a pregnant woman in cardiac arrest as you would for any victim of cardiac arrest. Use an AED for a pregnant woman in cardiac arrest as you would for any victim of cardiac arrest. If the woman begins to move, speak, blink, or otherwise react, stop CPR and roll her onto her left side.
- Rescue Breaths, Yes:
- Rescue breaths are recommended for trained rescuers providing CPR; maintain the current ratio of 30 compressions to 2 breaths. (unchanged from 2015)
- Compression Rates:
- The recommended rate is 100 to 120 compressions per minute (unchanged from 2015).
- Compression Depth:
- The recommended compression depth is at least 2 inches (5 cm) but not greater than 2.4 inches (6 cm) (unchanged from 2015)