Tag Archives: Dispatchers
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 [...]