Thursday, May 15, 2008

The American Heart Association has revised guidelines for CPR. You only have to do two things: call 911 and push hard and fast (100 beats per minute) on the victim’s chest. No longer do you have to do mouth-to-mouth breathing. The latter was a big impediment to successful CRP, and it probably made the rescue process less effective by interrupting the support of the heartbeat. If an automatic defibrillator is available, use it as well. It will be equipped with audio instructions. Link to the American Heart Association

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