New AHA CPR Guidelines Result in Almost Twice the Survival Rate

This is good news! In 2005 the American Heart Association released new CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) guidelines that focused on uninterrupted chest compressions rather than alternating between compressions and breaths. Ohio State University researchers have compared the survival rate of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients who were treated before and after the implementation of the new guidelines. After adjusting for confounders, there was 1.8 greater odds of survival when treated with uninterrupted chest compressions.

PositiveTip: Take CPR training and stay current–it could make the difference between life and death for someone!