BLS two-rescuer adult CPR and AED demonstration


During your American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Course, or BLS course at CPR Tacoma, you will learn how to perform two rescuer CPR on an adult patient.

First, assess the patient for response for at least 5 but no more than 10 seconds. This patient is not breathing.

Activate EMS, or the emergency response system and have someone get an AED.

Next, check for a pulse for no more than 10 seconds. If there is no pulse, perform CPR.

Place your hands on the victims chest over the lower half of the breast bone.

Deliver your first set of compressions making sure to push the chest down at least 2 inches.

Deliver two breaths.

Continue giving chest compressions at a rate of at least 100 beats per minute, pushing down two inches.

When the second rescuer arrives, they will turn on the AED and apply the pads.

The rescuers will continue to switch roles after every 5 cycles of CPR performed, about every two minutes.