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Dr.Wagner -> A tweak in CPR guidelines... (April 2, 2008 5:46:34 AM)

If a bystander is not trained in CPR, then the bystander
should provide hands-only CPR (Class IIa). The rescuer
should continue hands-only CPR until an automated external
defibrillator arrives and is ready for use or EMS
providers take over care of the victim.
? If a bystander was previously trained in CPR and is
confident in his or her ability to provide rescue breaths
with minimal interruptions in chest compressions, then the
bystander should provide either conventional CPR using a
30:2 compression-to-ventilation ratio (Class IIa) or handsonly
CPR (Class IIa). The rescuer should continue CPR
until an automated external defibrillator arrives and is
ready for use or EMS providers take over care of the
victim.
? If the bystander was previously trained in CPR but is not
confident in his or her ability to provide conventional CPR
including high-quality chest compressions (ie, compressions
of adequate rate and depth with minimal interruptions)
with rescue breaths, then the bystander should give
hands-only CPR (Class IIa). The rescuer should continue
hands-only CPR until an automated external defibrillator
arrives and is ready for use or EMS providers take over the




jma -> RE: A tweak in CPR guidelines... (April 5, 2008 9:47:23 PM)

I will be interested to know if this "tweak" will result in more people helping out in an emergency.




Dr.Wagner -> RE: A tweak in CPR guidelines... (April 5, 2008 11:49:58 PM)

I doubt it...to be honest with you, bystanders, in my area, seem to "pitch in" quite nicely.  They save the lives by providing CPR quickly...more than I save lives in a delayed fashion in the hospital.

Push on that chest!!




jma -> RE: A tweak in CPR guidelines... (April 6, 2008 1:55:39 AM)

I wish they did more in my area. Way too many bystanders who do nothing but watch and make dozens of 911 calls.




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