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…..compressions greater than six centimetres may be detrimental to a person. “Inadequate compression depth is definitely associated with poor outcomes.” As a result, the guideline does not place an upper limit on the depth of compressions because providing too shallow a compression creates a greater risk to survival outcomes than when compressions are too deep.
*Please note the current published CPR guidance below applicable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tomorrow we look at compression rates as recommended in the new guidelines.
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