Mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing
Mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing is the quickest way to get oxygen into a person's lungs when a patient is not breathing.
It is professionally very important to alternate with chest compressions and rescue breathing while performing CPR, the ratio of which is dependent on the victim's age.
However, it is recommended that the rescue breathing step be skipped by persons with lack of expertise as any distraction while performing unfamiliar breathing techniques, can result in the loss of valuable lifesaving minutes. It is therefore appropriate to proceed with chest compressions alone in such cases.(3✔)
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