C stands for Circulation but it can be interchanged with Compressions. ABC for resuscitation initially stands for Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. However, Circulation can be interchanged with Compressions because in the event of resuscitating a non-breathing patient, chest compression must be performed. Chest Compressions is an effective artificial circulation performed during first aid CPR.
What does the C in the ABCs of resuscitation stand for? In health