Inhale and exhale a small breath for yourself if you need to do so.
(7) Repeat the above procedures at a rate of one ventilation every 5
seconds until you have completed 10 to 12 ventilations.
b. Recheck Pulse. Recheck the casualty's carotid pulse after every 10 to 12
breaths (about every minute). As you check his pulse, also look, listen, and feel for
signs that the casualty has begun to breathe on his own.
If the pulse is absent, begin administering chest compressions
(2) If the casualty begins breathing on his own, maintain his airway and
check for other injuries. If the casualty remains unconscious, an oropharyngeal airway
may be inserted. Monitor the casualty's respirations in case he stops breathing again.
The casualty will need to be evacuated for further evaluation and treatment by a
(3) If the casualty still has a pulse but is not breathing on his own, continue
to administer rescue breathing and recheck the pulse, after every 12 ventilations.
Continue until the casualty begins breathing on his own, you are relieved by another
qualified person, you are ordered to stop, or until you are too exhausted to continue.
In a hospital, only a physician can order that resuscitation efforts be stopped.