….activity in either of these places does not necessarily indicate the person has a clear airway. LISTEN for breathing sounds omitted from their nose and mouth and FEEL for air released from their nose or mouth.
Please note that breathing difficulty or it ceasing altogether can occur before a person loses consciousness.
*Please note the current CPR guidance below applicable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tomorrow we will continue to look at rescue breathing taken from the new CPR guidelines.
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