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RESPIRATION, Med. jur. Breathing, which consists of the drawing into, inhaling, or more technically, inspiring, atmospheric air into the lungs, and then: forcing out, expelling, or technically expiring, from the lungs the air therein. Chit. Med. Jur. 92 and 416, note n.

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The 30 chest compressions and two rescue breaths should be repeated until an ambulance arrives.
6 Repeat: Continue compressions and rescue breaths until an ambulance arrives.
In April this year, Mr James gave Adela Zastreskova chest compressions and rescue breaths after realising that her heart had stopped beating.
They administered CPR and rescue breaths for 20 minutes and in that period Amy stopped breathing on three occasions.
Through chest compressions and rescue breaths, he managed to revive the mum-of-two before paramedics arrived to take over and rush her to hospital.
Compression-only CPR vs traditional CPR with rescue breaths found no difference between both groups in non-cardiac causes whereas improved outcomes when compression-only CPR was adapted.
"I then realised that she was not maintaining a regular breathing pattern, so I continued with rescue breaths to get her breathing back up to normal."
To carry out CPR, a person presses up and down on the casualty's chest (chest compressions) and gives them a series of rescue breaths to help save their life.
The two alert home guards were reportedly well versed with the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) method and administered chest compressions and rescue breaths to revive the senior citizen on Thursday.
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.
"I couldn't do rescue breaths because a dog's mouth goes so much further around its head than a person's does.