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Points to remember
- Most people will start breathing by just opening their airway, and/or removing objects from the mouth, followed by 2 effective breaths.
- With proper compression of the chest, only 30 % of blood circulation is possible, so do not waste time between rescue breathing and compressions (15/2).
- The ultimate goal is to bring the person back to life again, if person's heart is fibrillating only the paramedics can save him or her. Your job is to keep the person alive till help arrives with a defibrillator.
- It becomes futile to keep doing CPR after 10 minutes, but to justify to yourself that you did your best, keep going as long as you can or until help arrives.