(HealthDay News) -- Performing CPR can save a life, but it may be difficult to remember exactly what to do during an emergency, the American Red Cross says.
Here's what the agency recommends:
Place your hands, one on top of the other, in the middle of the chest. Use your body weight to administer compressions that are at least 2 inches deep and delivered at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute.
Deliver rescue breaths by tilting the person's head back slightly and lifting the chin, pinching the nose shut while placing your mouth over the person's mouth to make a complete seal. Blow into the person's mouth to make the chest rise. Deliver two rescue breaths, then continue compressions.
Keep performing cycles of chest compressions and breathing until the person exhibits signs of life, such as breathing, or a trained medical responder arrives on scene.
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