2015 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CPR GUIDELINES
2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
The American Heart Association publishes its new guidelines for CPR and ECC every five years with yearly updates within the five year intervals; the current guidelines are from 2015.
Key points within the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
- Heartsaver and healthcare rescuers should perform the CPR compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 per minute.
- BLS and ACLS providers can utilize a maximum compression depth for adult victims of not greater than 2.4 inches if, and only if, he or she is utilizing a feedback device during the CPR performance that monitors compression depth.
- The guidelines now incorporate a CPR assessment sequence for adults, children, and infants that includes the possibility of the CPR rescuer having a cell phone to call 9-1-1.
- Full recoil from a chest compression is clarified by not having any pressure on the chest from one chest compression to the next chest compression.
- There is a greater emphasis on the team approach with it being fully learned and practiced within the class for the BLS provider.
- Advanced airway rescue breaths are only provided at a rate of 1 breath every 6 seconds.
- Other guidelines as well!
- Schedule your Heartsaver CPR/ AED/ first aid class for non-healthcare providers or BLS/ ACLS class(es) for healthcare providers; call 214-704-3891 to schedule your class today!
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