Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Dr. Rupak Bhattarai. Introduction.
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Basic life support
Advanced Life Support
WHERE TO COMPRESS
The desired compression point for CPR in adults is over the lower half of the sternum. The other hand should be placed over the hand on the sternum with the fingers interlocked or extended. The rescuers shoulders should be positioned directly over the hands with the elbows locked in position and the arms extended so that the weight of the upper body is used for compressions.
The sternum is depressed 4-5 cm in adults or 2-4 cm in children and then allowed to return to its normal position.
Algorithm for treating Asystole