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

HeartHawk
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.

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/917...

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

HH

Tags: cpr research

6 replies

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

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

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

Mr. A:

Cool! Imagine if ALL kids knew!

HH

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

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

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

threebeaner,

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!

HH