CPR Comparison Chart
for
Healthcare Providers
2006

Age

CompressionVentilation Ratio

Rate of Compres-sions

Depth of Compres-sions

Rescue Breathing

Adult

(*Puberty and Above)

30 : 2

100 per min

1 2 inches

1 : 5 seconds

Two Rescuer

30 : 2

100 per min

1 2 inches

1 : 5 seconds

Child

(1 Puberty)

30 : 2

100 per min

1/3 depth of chest

1 : 3 seconds

Child

(Two Rescuer)

15 : 2

100 per min

1/3 depth of chest

1 : 3 seconds

Infant

(0 1 yr)

30 : 2

100+ per min

1/3 depth of chest

1 : 3 seconds

Infant

(Two Rescuer)

15 : 2

100+ per min

1/3 depth of chest

1 : 3 seconds

* Puberty is considered to be when bodily hair is apparent.

5 Cycles of Compressions/Ventilations = two minutes of CPR for pediatric patients

5 Cycles of Compressions/Ventilations = two minutes of CPR for adult patients

 

OBSTRUCTED AIRWAY - CONSCIOUS VICTIM

Adult

Continuous inward and upward thrusts until obstruction is relieved.

Child

Continuous inward and upward thrusts until obstruction is relieved

Infant

5 Back Slaps

5 Chest Thrusts

 

OBSTRUCTED AIRWAY - UNCONSCIOUS VICTIM

ADULT

30 Chest Thrusts

2 Ventilations

Finger Sweep

 

CHILD

30 Chest Thrusts

2 Ventilations

Finger Sweep if Object is Visible 

INFANT

5 Back Slaps

5 Chest Thrusts

Finger Sweep if Object is Visible

Attempt to Ventilate

IF STILL OBSTRUCTED, REPEAT SEQUENCE UNTIL AIRWAY IS CLEAR

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