Analyze or Compress

Question: Do we pause compressions to Analyze the Heart Rhythm during CPR?

This question pertains to using the AED during chest compressions. 

Answer:  Although we want to minimize interruptions in Chest Compressions, we do pause compressions while the AED analyzes the heart Rhythm! Pauses in chest compressions should be kept to a minimum. Under 10 sec. (pg. 35 2020 BLS Provider Manual- Bullet Point 3)