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Airway Management

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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: (Table 1).

Take Note

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)

Table 1

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