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2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

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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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