Administering proper rescue breaths

Richard Pass, RN Registered Nurse & CPR Expert, shares advice for parents on how to properly administer rescue breaths in children when performing CPR
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Administering proper rescue breaths

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With regard to how much air we blow in and how we determine its effectiveness, it's a very important question. And the new Heart Association guidelines ask us to use as little air as possible when blowing into small victims. So, the recommendation again is to cover the nose and mouth of the baby and blow in just enough air to get that rise and fall. Okay, now watch the chest. So I just delivered those two little rescue breaths. Now that would be interspersed between those 30 pumps, so it would be 30 pumps in the chest and those two baby breaths. If you blow in lots more air, just hold it down and blow like that, most of that air is gonna be pushed into the victim's stomach. So there's a great interest in keeping that breath just enough to get the chest to rise and fall.

Richard Pass, RN Registered Nurse & CPR Expert, shares advice for parents on how to properly administer rescue breaths in children when performing CPR

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Richard Pass, RN, BS, was born in Los Angeles. He studied nursing in Portland, Oregon and has since practiced nursing for 35 years, including ICU, Emergency, and Cardiology nursing. Richard started his CPR & Family Safety educational company, Save a Little Life, Inc., in 1999. With Save a Little Life, Inc., Richard presents house calls and classes all over the Los Angeles area. He teaches medical-surgical nursing at California State University, and is married with two grown children and one grandchild.

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