sjt9721, BSN, RN 706 Posts Specializes in Emergency/Trauma/Education. Nov 20, 2007 ...I hear what your saying, I am not saying that you have to stop compressions to give breaths but giving a breath while a compression is being delivered will not go in or the compression will be altered. There still needs to be synchrony (proper timing) to maximize the effect of CPR. -SmileyOkay, now I'm getting you. I took your words to the extreme!