January 20, 2012

Many people do not realize that there is a new form of CPR that is simpler and more effective than the old method. The new CPR, known as Continuous-Chest-Compression CPR, is now the accepted method of CPR for individuals in cardiac arrest. Because “rescue breathing” is not recommended for cardiac arrest sufferers, it eliminates the need for mouth-to-mouth, which means more bystanders will be likely to help out in an emergency. The best part is that individuals do not need to be certified in order to perform this simple, lifesaving maneuver. To find out more about Continuous-Chest-Compression CPR, read this article from the American Heart Association or watch this video from the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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