Tag Archives: Bystanders
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman called 911 recently and told dispatchers that her grandmother wasn’t breathing. The Columbus firefighter who took the call double-checked the address and phone number and then told the woman that they were going to start CPR together.
She hesitated but answered yes when Russell McGinnis asked whether she knew how to [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 20-year-old Bloomington woman wants to make it mandatory that all high school students learn CPR before they graduate.
The busy holiday season kicked in and so did the threat of the holiday heart attack.
Your chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest may depend on what neighborhood you live in, a new study suggests.
New guidelines out Monday switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth.
More great info to support Hands Only CPR.
Thanks for a great article Stephanie!
The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
Oct. 06–Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is no longer necessary when someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.
Bystanders Who Only Do Chest Compressions Save Nearly as Many, Researchers Find
By Kathleen Doheny
July 28, 2010 — Bystanders who perform CPR on patients with suspected heart attacks can safely skip the rescue breathing — typically called mouth-to-mouth resuscitation — and just perform the chest compressions, according to two new studies.
”We feel comfortable saying chest compressions alone, [...]
Dispatchers should give CPR instructions to bystanders of all suspected cardiac arrest victims, researchers said. The benefit of CPR to those having a cardiac arrest far outweighs the risk of injury to those who aren’t.
During 9-1-1 calls, dispatchers help bystanders correctly identify patients in cardiac arrest about half the time.
Of 1,700 patients studied, three [...]
Not long ago, a story ran on a national morning talk show about a new way of performing CPR using chest compressions only. The story was mistakenly interpreted as â€œnew guidelines,â€ and it left many wondering about the validity of chest compression only CPR. The following is The American Heart Associations position on chest compression [...]