+ADULT CPR Changes

  • Use of Cell Phones to Activate EMS:
  • The BLS algorithm has been changed to include the use of a mobile phone to activate EMS without leaving the victim’s side.
  • Rescue Breaths, Yes:
  • Rescue breaths are recommended for trained rescuers; maintain the current ratio of 30 compressions to 2 breaths.
  • A Continued Emphasis on High Quality Compressions:
  • Do not lean on the chest between compressions, minimize interruptions to compressions and avoid excessive ventilation.
  • Compression Rates:
  • The recommended rate is 100 to 120 compressions per minute (as opposed to ‘at least’ 100 compressions).
  • Compression Depth:
  • The recommended compression depth is at least 2 inches (5 cm) but not greater than 2.4 inches (6 cm)
  • Naloxone:
  • the use of Naloxone by trained bystanders to treat suspected opioid overdose may be considered.