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Optimizing CPR Efforts: Sharing the Work and Guidelines

1. The Importance of Sharing CPR Efforts

Providing CPR can be physically demanding and exhausting. To maintain effectiveness, consider sharing the work with another rescuer.

  • Collaboration with another rescuer helps alleviate fatigue.
  • CPR training is not essential for the second rescuer; instructions can be provided.

2. Coordinated CPR Assistance

Efficiently coordinate CPR efforts with a second rescuer:

  • The primary rescuer guides and demonstrates the required actions while performing chest compressions.
  • During the breaths phase, the second rescuer prepares to immediately resume compressions once the breaths are completed.

3. Rotation Every Two Minutes

Maintain CPR effectiveness through regular rotation:

  • Consider swapping roles every two minutes to combat rescuer fatigue.
  • If you have no additional assistance and become tired, focus on chest compressions, taking a break from breaths.

4. Staying Updated with CPR Guidelines

Stay informed with the latest CPR guidelines:

  • Adhere to the 2021 UK and European Resuscitation Council guidelines.
  • Stay prepared for future updates and revisions.

  • IPOSi Unit four LO3.1, 3.2 & 3.3
  • IPOSi Unit two LO1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2 & 2.3