It used to be follow your ABC's:airway, breathing and chestcompressions. Now,
ompressionscome first, only then do you focus on
reathing. The onlyexception to the rule will be newbornbabies, but everyone else -- whetherit'sinfant CPR,child CPRoradult CPR-- will get chest compressions beforeyou worry about the airway.
In the A-B-C sequence chest compressions are often delayedwhile the responder opens the airway to give mouth-to-mouth breaths or retrieves a barrier device or other ventilation equipment. By changingthe sequence to C-A-B, chest compressions will be initiated sooner and ventilation only minimally