…..new guideline. For example, as a guide look around at other people, their breathing is normally silent. Additionally, they will often breathe, with little to no apparent evidence that the process is ongoing.
In a medical emergency where CPR is required occasional gasps, and sounds should not deter a rescuer from starting or continuing with the process and interruptions to CPR should be kept to a minimum.
*Please note the current published CPR guidance below applicable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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