…..delivery should be rhythmical, providing equal time between compression and relaxation. The rescuer must avoid a rocking motion, the hand leaving the chest or using thumps or jabs. Complete recoil of the chest should be allowed following each compression.
*Please note the current published CPR guidance below applicable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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