…..trained and willing to give rescue breaths should do so for all unresponsive persons when not breathing normally. We would add to that only when it is safe to do so, and there is no sign of poison or chemicals present around the face.
*Please note the current CPR guidance below applicable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tomorrow we will continue to look at the different options available when performing rescue breathing, starting with the most common mouth to mouth.
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