Mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to-mask, and bag-mask ventilation are the usual alternatives rescuers could select between when waiting for an advance airway system, which comes in the form of a supraglottic airway, laryngeal mask airway, or endotracheal tube that can provide a more stable and better way of breathing for the patient and should be inserted as early as possible in an effort to resuscitate the patient. The compression-to-breath ratio should be adjusted as prescribed below:.
100-120 pumps per minute is the recommended compression rate for all persons.
|Compression to Breath Ratio||No Advanced Airway||Advanced Airway|
|Adult||30 compressions followed by two breaths||One breath every 6 to 8
seconds without pauses in compressions
|Child/Infant||15 compressions followed by two breaths||One breath every 2-3 seconds (20-30 breaths per minute)|