Posted by: old_user on Apr-23-07 4:52 AM (EST)
The webpage that the author i referring to is much to simplified in my opinion.
The correct method of CPR are based on the chain of survival(1):
*Check for response, pulse and breathing
*Call for help
*Use AED if at hand
The news in CPR guidelines is (2,3):
*Begin with 30 chest compressions at a rate of 100/min. Heel of the hand placed on the middle of the victims cheast.
*give two normal breaths (0,5 litres of air). Make sure the chest rises.
Continue with CPR until EMS arrives or the victim wakes up.
Some things to think about:
*During the first minutes of a cardiac arrest the victim my have some sort of breathing activity left, for example noisy gasps(3). Breating alone is not enough. Check for pulse as well!
*Doing chestcompressions alone during the first minutes can be almost as good as doing full CPR, if you feel reluctant to do mouth to mouth.
But remember, Combined chestcompression and ventilation is still the better method of CPR(3).
You can not learn CPR just by reading about it. Attend a training course.
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Posted by: old_user on Jan-26-08 4:24 PM (EST)
Hi, the article was intended as a notice not as instruction so glad you reiterated the need to take a course...I would never presume that such articles replace hands on learning..