High-quality chest compressions are the foundation of high-quality CPR, which is the primary influence on survival from cardiac arrest. These external compressions directly compress the heart, forcing blood to move from the chest to the lungs, heart, brain, and the rest of the body. Therefore, it’s important to know how to position your hands for CPR.
Here’s a brief overview of how and where to place your hands, as well as how hard and how fast to compress the chest.
Center of chest, on the lower half of the breastbone for alternative techniques
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for detailed information about hand placement for adult, child and infant CPR.
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