A new version of emergency CPR, without breaths, triples the survival rate in new study

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    Apr 22, 2008 4:05 AM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2008/03/12/gupta.new.cpr.method.cnn
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    Apr 23, 2008 7:27 PM GMT
    Hmmm. I wonder if this is going to be an annotation in CPR training courses. I'll find out later this year when I have to renew mine to maintain my pt and group fitness certifications.
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    Apr 23, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    I was taught this last year and plan on using the chest compression method if ever needed. The key is never to stop compressions until the paramedics come with the defribillator.
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    May 10, 2008 7:39 AM GMT
    Hm.... i renewed my CPR and some other certifications this year and we only talked about it. It kinda-sorta makes sense especially since the guidelines were recently changed to focus more on compressions anyway. but yeah... its just one study though so I doubt they'll be changing guidelines any time soon.
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    May 10, 2008 9:39 AM GMT
    You have a wall-mounted defibrillator, don't you?

    caslon saidhttp://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2008/03/12/gupta.new.cpr.method.cnn
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    May 11, 2008 12:26 AM GMT
    JustJohn saidYou have a wall-mounted defibrillator, don't you?

    [quote][cite]caslon said[/cite]http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2008/03/12/gupta.new.cpr.method.cnn
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    May 22, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    I think part of the push for the no-breaths thing comes from the fact that a lot of people forget the breaths:compressions ratio and don't want to perform CPR on someone. Just remembering "keep compressing chest regularly" is a lot easier.

  • ep83

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    May 22, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    When I did my recert for CPRFPR they told us about the change. It only applies to the basic level. It's easier for untrained people to do chest compressions only. When you add in the compressions the error rate spikes. Breaths and compressions are still better, but only if you do them both properly (and they just changed the ratios too).