A patient goes into cardiac arrest and the nurse initiates CPR. A second nurse responds to the call for help. What should the role of the second nurse be?

Compressions or respiration


•When performing CPR with the two person technique, the American Heart Association recommends the two nurses switch off on compressions and breathing.

•The advance directive should be known prior to the initiation of CPR.

•Cardiac medications and the use of a defibrillator should be done soon after the onset of cardiac arrest, but quality chest compressions and airway management is the first step with the two person technique.

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