Pump that Chest!

Analysis of two long-term, randomized trials comparing standard CPR with compression-only CPR followed-up for 5 years found that compression-only CPR was associated with a lower risk for death at all time intervals. (The adjusted hazard ratio was 0.91). This is the first long-term definitive data that supports the 2010 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Guidelines. PositiveTip: If you…

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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.…

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