The new resuscitation guidelines emphasise the importance of good quality CPR with minimal “hands-off” time. With complex ALS algorithms, and having to remember how many cycles you should go through before adrenaline etc… it’s easy to think that the chest compressions are the easy bit.
However the compressions are the most evidence-based component of resuscitation, so it makes sense to ensure that it’s being done well. This video, taken from the sparky ImpactedNurse.com website, goes through these “basic” skills with a practical approach.
Note that this video was filmed before the latest guidelines were published, but there are few relevant differences that I can notice.