Many times there will be a second person available that can act as a second team member. Send this person to call EMS and find an AED while you begin CPR. When the second rescuer returns, the CPR tasks can be shared:
  1. Have the second rescuer prepare the AED for use.
  2. Begin chest compressions and count the compressions aloud.
  3. The second rescuer applies the AED pads.
  4. The second rescuer opens the victim’s airway and gives rescue breaths.
  5. Switch positions after every five cycles of compressions and breaths. One cycle consists of 30 compressions and 2 breaths.
  6. When the AED is connected, minimize interruption of CPR by switching rescuers while the AED analyzes the heart rhythm.