What can be done to prevent provider fatigue and injury during CPR chest compressions?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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When done properly, CPR can be quite fatiguing for the provider. If possible, in order to give consistent, high-quality CPR and prevent provider fatigue or injury, new providers should intervene every 2-3 minutes (ie, providers should swap out, giving the chest compressor a rest while another rescuer continues CPR).


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