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Posted by Ken
on August 16, 2000 at 22:29:15:
In Reply to: CPR procedure posted by Jim930 on August 15, 2000 at 18:25:40:
: I read today that American Heart Association announced new procedures for cpr. Basically, it said layperson should forgo checking for pulse and untrained person should forgo mouth to mouth (and just to chest compression). It's supposed to cut time and increase likelihood of survival. I think that's good. I should really learn cpr so I don't feel so helpless if something happens. God forbid but my uncle and aunt have heart conditions and I'd like to be useful if anything happens.
Both The American Heart Assn. and The American Red Cross sponsor CPR classes.
Many hospitals that perform cardiac surgery also conduct classes on CPR from time to time led by a trained professional with AHA or ARC training.
By the way, one of the things you are taught during a CPR class is to first speak loudly to the affected person and ask them if they are O.K. If they can answer, they are breathing and are usually not in danger.
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