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Hands only CPR
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Today at work, we're getting a first aid/CPR class, and one thing that they talked about, that I haven't heard of before, is "Hands Only CPR."

It is what the American Heart Association is recommending for people without formal CPR training, so I thought I would share it here.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/...mePage.jsp


Read through the info and arm yourself with some knowledge to save a life.

I am not a medical professional and this tip shouldn't be taken as medical advice. It is only the sharing of newly learned information.

Justin
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Hands only CPR is better than nothing, but is far.from ideal.

It was "created" for people unable or unwilling to give breaths. I&ve noticed that a lot of hands-only courses also leave out a lot of info. Personally, I think that if someone wqnts to learn aky level of CPR they should -at minimum - take a lay responder course.
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Yep it's the new thing compressions and no rescue breathing. It's also less exhausting if you're the only one on scene.[/i]
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What they told us at Ski Patrol Refresher is that there is so much OXYGENATED blood in your body, that just doing the hands on part will actually move air to your brain for quite a while.

Yes, breathing with it, is best, but like someone said. If you don't have a mask, it is better than nothing at all.
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Exbiker;47275 Wrote:Yep it's the new thing compressions and no rescue breathing. It's also less exhausting if you're the only one on scene.[/i]

It WAS the new thing, but NOW the newest new thing has gone back to giving breaths. I just took my yearly refresher for CPR and the just compressions has been changed back to compressions then breaths. When you first come upon someone, you give 30 chest compressions first, at a rate of 100 per minute (roughly 30 in 18 seconds) to get the oxygen that is already in the blood circulating, then it is followed by 2 breaths.

Of course the breaths are not mandatory as you are not required by law to do CPR, but you are covered by the good samaritan law if you do try to help, but screw it up. Without an AED, your chances are not good and only get worse without the breaths.
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mikey;47410 Wrote:
Exbiker;47275 Wrote:Yep it's the new thing compressions and no rescue breathing. It's also less exhausting if you're the only one on scene.[/i]

It WAS the new thing, but NOW the newest new thing has gone back to giving breaths. I just took my yearly refresher for CPR and the just compressions has been changed back to compressions then breaths. When you first come upon someone, you give 30 chest compressions first, at a rate of 100 per minute (roughly 30 in 18 seconds) to get the oxygen that is already in the blood circulating, then it is followed by 2 breaths.

Of course the breaths are not mandatory as you are not required by law to do CPR, but you are covered by the good samaritan law if you do try to help, but screw it up. Without an AED, your chances are not good and only get worse without the breaths.


That's how we were trained today.

The "Hands only CPR" if for people with no training. If they're at least armed with being able to do compressions, it is better than nothing.

However, again, compressions + breaths as you described is the preferred method when someone has training.

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