Continuous Chest Compression: The Latest in CPR March 7, 2012Posted by acroanmph in Public Health.
Tags: cardiac arrest, CPR, First Aid
There’s a new, more effective method for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, developed by Gordon A. Ewy, MD, and Karl Kern, MD, physician researchers at the University of Arizona. The reason? To encourage by-standers to help out if they are uncomfortable performing traditional CPR, involving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a stranger. Additionally, this method is easier and doubles the likelihood of survival from sudden cardiac arrest. No certification is necessary.
Continuous Chest Compression is a hands-only method of CPR whereby the helper aims for 100 chest compressions per minute. This seems like a lot, but it is the only way to start the blood moving to the brain. The video clearly demonstrates how to perform this procedure. Please take 6 minutes to learn how simple it can be to save a life, and pass it on.