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CPR switch: Chest presses first, then give breaths
« on: October 18, 2010, 07:47:11 AM »
If you have been in CPR as long as I have this is not the first good change.
The place I worked we had a defibrillator I was one of 25 certified for it use in the first year.
There has now been over 200 certified from work in just over 10 years.



DALLAS — New guidelines out Monday switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth.

The change puts "the simplest step first" for traditional CPR, said Dr. Michael Sayre, co-author of the guidelines issued by the American Heart Association.

In recent years, CPR guidance has been revised to put more emphasis on chest pushes for sudden cardiac arrest. In 2008, the heart group said untrained bystanders or those unwilling to do rescue breaths could do hands-only CPR until paramedics arrive or a defibrillator is used to restore a normal heart beat.

Now, the group says everyone from professionals to bystanders who use standard CPR should begin with chest compressions instead of opening the victim's airway and breathing into their mouth first.

The change ditches the old ABC training — airway-breathing-compressions. That called for rescuers to give two breaths first, then alternate with 30 presses.

Sayre said that approach took time and delayed chest presses, which keep the blood circulating.

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Re: CPR switch: Chest presses first, then give breaths
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 06:31:15 PM »
Interesting - thanks for sharing. :) :)
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Re: CPR switch: Chest presses first, then give breaths
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010, 06:44:00 PM »
So the two breaths after checking for response doesn't go anymore?
 
You go right into doing compressions?
 
Looks like I gotta get recertified.....
 
 
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Re: CPR switch: Chest presses first, then give breaths
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010, 06:52:37 PM »
So the two breaths after checking for response doesn't go anymore?
 
You go right into doing compressions?
 
Looks like I gotta get recertified.....
 
 
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Yes this is a big change for me also.  If the air way is blocked you can pump all you like.
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Re: CPR switch: Chest presses first, then give breaths
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 09:51:42 PM »
Recently witnessed what happens when someone is in need of CPR. The facility had a defrib and nobody knew how to use it. What good is having a life saving tool when nobody is certified. Chest compressions were applied and it took about 15 minutes before EMTs arrived on the scene. By then it was too late for the victim.
When you constantly use a facility, be it a gym, bowling alley, go to a bar or restaurant, ask if they have a defrib and if there is anyone there certified to use it. You will be surprised at the answer you will get. The same also applies to government buildings, local, county and federal.
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Re: CPR switch: Chest presses first, then give breaths
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 10:07:29 PM »
Recently witnessed what happens when someone is in need of CPR. The facility had a defrib and nobody knew how to use it. What good is having a life saving tool when nobody is certified. Chest compressions were applied and it took about 15 minutes before EMTs arrived on the scene. By then it was too late for the victim.
When you constantly use a facility, be it a gym, bowling alley, go to a bar or restaurant, ask if they have a defrib and if there is anyone there certified to use it. You will be surprised at the answer you will get. The same also applies to government buildings, local, county and federal.

I my state your would be surprised the amount of people walking a round that do know how.  I helped train over 3,000 people in my county alone and that not counting police or fire personnel.
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