Tip of the Week: Chest compression only CPR doubles survival rate

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2013-07-05 16:02:39 -0500
Started 2012-12-10 00:00:07 -0600

I once took Red Cross CPR classes and was taught to combine chest compressions combined with breathing. Now a new study confirms that in out-of-hospital settings (like on the street or in your home) patient survival doubles when you continue chest compressions without stopping to breath the victim.


Has anyone ever used CPR or seen someone us CPR to resuscitate a person. If so, what technique was used?


Tags: cpr research

6 replies

chetsgirl 2013-07-05 16:02:39 -0500 Report

i have seen it done and have done it on my own child. my child is still with us today. my child was 2 weks old when it was done , she is now 22 years old.

mr.awesome 2013-02-01 20:21:43 -0600 Report

This is incredible,My eight year old son knows CPR :OOOOOO no lie

HeartHawk 2013-02-07 23:37:29 -0600 Report

Mr. A:

Cool! Imagine if ALL kids knew!


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threebeaner 2013-01-27 09:27:26 -0600 Report

From the old school, believe in the way it used to be.

HeartHawk 2013-01-27 22:32:32 -0600 Report


Yeah, I dug deeper. I get the impression that compression only worked better because people were either screwing up or failing to do anything because they were sqeamish about doing mouth to mouth!