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The current guidelines state 30:2, that is 30 compressions to two rescue breaths. This is due to new research being released that shows the first 7-10 compressions are used to overcome the arterial compliance that causes the vessels to close without blood flow and to reopen them, hence the raise from 15:2 to 30:2.

-- Note, whilst ratio according to AHA/RCUK 2005 guidelines is 30:2, that is the radio of compressions to ventilations. The compressions should be delivered at a rate of 100/minute

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Q: In basic life support what is the rate of compressions?
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Thirty compressions (at a rate of one hundred compressions a minute) and two breaths.


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The 30 compressions should be given at a rate of 100 compressions per minute.


What does the compression rate mean?

The compression rate is the amount of compressions per a unit of time. The CPR rate is 100 compressions per minute; which means if you gave compressions straight through, no stopping, for 1 minute, you would have given 100 compressions. However, we give 30 compressions and then give 2 breaths, then back to compressions, so we average 75 actual compressions per minute, but we give the compressions at a rate of 100 per minute.


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CPR performed on and infant should include chest compressions done at the rate of what?

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What is the correct rate for CPR compressions in infants?

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What is the rate for performing chest compressions for a infant victims with two rescuers?

For infant CPR, give cycles of 15 compressions to 2 breaths; rate of compressions are at least 100 per minute.


What is the CPR compression rate?

The current rate of compressions is 30 compressions to 2 breaths. Start off with 30 compressions then 2 breaths and continue 30:2 at a rate of 100 compressions per minute. However, if you have rescued someone from water give 5 initial breaths and then proceed as above.


What is the compression rate for CPR?

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What is the rate for performing chest compressions for an infant victim with one rescuer?

Perform chest compressions for an infant at a rate of at least 100/minute.