Tag Archives: Survival Rates
When a hospital patient goes into cardiac arrest, one of the most difficult questions facing the medical team is how long to continue cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Now a new study involving hundreds of hospitals suggests that many doctors may be giving up too soon.
The study found that patients have a better chance of surviving in hospitals [...]
Brief video training dramatically boosts hands-only CPR attempts
Comprehensive NIH study helps explain discrepancy in survival rates between cardiac arrests in public and at home
New guidelines out Monday switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth.
This article, originally published on The American Heart Assoc. website outlines the importance of continued chest compressions with fewer breaths.Â This further supports the option of “Hands Only CPR,”Â especially for the lay rescuer.
I can’t imagine that
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 [...]