How many ventilations are required during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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If the patient is not breathing, 2 ventilations are given via the provider’s mouth (see the image below) or a bag-valve-mask (BVM).

Delivery of mouth-to-mouth ventilations. Delivery of mouth-to-mouth ventilations.

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