When to stop CPR
You should continue performing cycles of CPR at 30 compressions to two rescue breaths. If performing compression-only CPR, you should continue compressions with no interruptions other than to change a tired rescuer. If you are using an AED, the device will ask you to stop to allow it to reassess after 2 minutes.
Only stop CPR if:
- The casualty shows signs of life, e.g. moving, moaning, coughing or opening the eyes AND starts to breathe normally.
- Someone more qualified arrives and takes over.
- You are exhausted and cannot carry on.