Adult CPR Refresher Video

IFA does not require CPR certification. However, as an instructor, you are expected to be CPR certified. By not being CPR qualified, you are endangering the very people that you intend to help.

Warning: This video was created for the purpose of providing a refresher course for individuals who have been previously CPR certified through a traditional source. It is NOT meant to be an all-inclusive training program, nor is it meant to replace a traditional course. While it may be helpful for promoting awareness about CPR to the untrained public, we recommend you seek CPR training from a qualified source before attempting CPR on a real patient in need. Improper CPR or CPR performed on a person whose heart is still beating can cause serious injury.

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Important Update

There have been some important changes in performing CPR. The American Red Cross has stipulated that lay persons are no longer required to check for a pulse. The American Heart Association concurs with the exception that they still require health care professionals to continue to perform a pulse check.

Watch the American Heart Association's Hands Only CPR video

Watch other American Heart Association videos

Learn CPR

Video courtesy of American Heart Association

Runtime: 1 minute 11 seconds



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Quick Reference CPR for Adults, Children, Infants

Breaths per minute: Adults - 6 breaths per minute. Two breaths every 18 seconds.

ADULT
Call EMS Immediately
Pulse Check:
N/A except by health professional
Compressions per minute:
100 per minute (about 2 compressions every 1 second)
Compression Depth:
1 1/2 to 2 inches (4 to 6cm) (2 hands / 2 inches)
Compressions to Breaths:
30:2

CHILD
Call EMS Immediately
Pulse Check:
N/A except by health professional
Compressions per minute:
100 per minute (about 2 compressions every 1 second)
Compression Depth:
1 to 1 1/2 inches (3 to 4cm) (1 or 2 hands depending on size of child)
Compressions to Breaths:
30:2

INFANT
Call EMS Immediately
Pulse Check:
N/A except by health professional
Compressions per minute:
100 per minute (about 2 compressions every 1 second)
Compression Depth:
1/2 to 1 inch (1 to 3cm) (2 or 3 fingers)
Compressions to Breaths:
30:2