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Continuous Chest Compression: The Latest in CPR March 7, 2012

Posted by acroanmph in Public Health.
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CPR, CCR, cardiac arrest, save a life

Continuous Chest Compressions save more lives than traditional CPR

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.

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1. Saving Your Pet With CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) | cometscorners - April 24, 2012

[…] Continuous Chest Compression: The Latest in CPR (acroan.com) […]

2. Janice Flahiff - October 24, 2012

And on the lighter side, please check out the video by a British actor…basically a “how to” set to the BeeGee hit Staying Alive.
(Posted at my blog)

http://jflahiff.wordpress.com/?s=cpr

acroanmph - November 2, 2012

Haha, I love it! I’ll link yours to my post. Great PSA.


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