First Aid

How often should you give rescue breaths without chest compressions for a child not breathing but has signs of circulation?

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December 16, 2008 1:05AM

You do not check for signs of circulation as a first aider, if they are not breathing then you perform 30 compresions at a rate of 100/minute followed by 2 rescue breaths regardless of whether they have signs of circulation (In a chilld you would also perform 5 rescue breaths before you start CPR). this is because even if they have circulation, if they're not breathing then they won't have circulation for long and CPR will do less harm than thinking there are signs of circulation when there aren't and not performing CPR.