Table 2

The deteriorating performance of chest compressions with time in a group of 40 adult subjects

Minutes of compressionTotal compressions per minuteNumber of satisfactory compressions
*A 30 second rest was given to the subjects after the third minute.
Data from Ashton A, McClusky A, Gwinnutt CL, et al. Effect of rescuer fatigue on performance of continuous external chest compressions over 3 minutes. Resuscitation 2002;55:151–5.
First10882
Second10568
Third10552
*
Fourth11070
Fifth10544
Sixth10327