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New CPR Guidelines 2010

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. [...]


If a patient begins to move, wake up, or show signs of life while performing CPR, you should immediately stop compressions and reevaluate the patients Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. You should continue treat as indicated. Be prepared to resume compressions if needed. Do not remove an AED if in place as the patient may go [...]


Compression Only CPR Recommended

Emergency dispatchers should advise bystanders to use chest-compression-only CPR on heart attack victims, rather than the standard protocol of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth ventilation, according to a new study. The findings echo the results of other recent reports that have compared the two strategies. Continuous, uninterrupted chest compressions may be the key to successful CPR, [...]


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure for a victim in cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is when a persons heart quits beating. CPR involves rescuer provided physical interventions to create artificial circulation for a victim who is unconscious/non responsive, not breathing, and does not have a pulse. The main purpose of CPR is to maintain [...]


Choking is a common medical occurrence and typically does not require emergency intervention. Rescuers should initiate care in cases of severe choking such as when a person is unable speak, makes the universal choking sign, or is turning blue. When witnessing someone believed to be in severe choking you should ask them if they are [...]


If you are faced with a victim in cardiac arrest and you do not feel comfortable providing rescue breaths “Compression Only CPR” is an available option to provide care without the risks of expose associated with mouth to mouth breathing. Compression Only CPR is as it sounds. Rescuers perform the steps of CPR without giving [...]




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