What are the AHA class I recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) specifically by lay responders?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Class I recommendations specifically for lay responders include the following [45] :

  • Untrained responders should provide compression-only CPR, with or without dispatcher assistance

  • Compression-only CPR should continue until the arrival of an AED or responders with additional training

  • All responders should, at a minimum, provide chest compressions for victims of cardiac arrest; in addition, if a trained lay responder is able to perform rescue breaths, they should be added in a ratio of 30 compressions to two breaths

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