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Posted by Jill
on August 22, 2000 at 09:54:45:
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.
The impression I got from the article was that it is too hard to explain the complete cpr over the phone from people like 911 operators. So they are just consentrating on telling them how to do chest compressions. It takes less time to explain and you want to start as soon as possible. If you are trained, you can start the complete CPR cycle immediately. Getting oxygen to the brain is a key to survival, so I don't think Red Cross et all will discontinue teaching the breaths.
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