New CPR Guidelines – 2010
The AHA today previewed the new CPR guidelines 2010. The new cpr guidelines put a preference on compressions first over the traditional ABC’s or Airway, Breathing, and Circulation.
The new guidelines now use the C-A-B approach. Persons finding a person in suspected cardiac arrest should:
1. Assess the victim
2. Call for help
3. Being Chest Compressions.
- Push Hard and Push Fast
- Perform Compressions at the rate of 100 CPM
- If trained in CPR, after 30 compressions, open the airway and give 2 breaths.
- If not trained or if you do not feel comfortable, continue compressions without interruption until other help arrives.
We will have more information on the new cpr guidelines later today.