BLS Dos and Don’ts of Adult High-Quality CPR
Rescuers Should Rescuers Should Not
Perform chest compressions at a rate of 100-120/min Compress at a rate slower than 100/min or faster than 120/min
Compress to a depth of at least 2 inches (5 cm) Compress to a depth of less than 2 inches (5 cm) or greater than 2.4 inches (6 cm)
Allow full recoil after each compression Lean on the chest between compressions
Minimize pauses in compressions Interrupt compressions for greater than 10 seconds
Ventilate adequately (2 breaths after 30 compressions, each breath delivered over 1 second, each causing chest rise) Provide excessive ventilation
(ie, too many breaths or breaths with excessive force)