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Thanks to Health.com for this article. I don’t feel so guilty now!
Permission granted: You can officially stop feeling guilty about those little “bad-for-you” habits you can’t seem to break.
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 [...]