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Compression-only CPR found effective

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  1. Ray Courney

    Ray Courney TS Member

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    Compression-only CPR found effective
    Two studies of CPR techniques find that chest compressions alone, without forced breathing, are effective in helping victims of heart attacks.
    July 28, 2010|By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times

    Chest compressions alone are as effective in rescuing victims of heart attacks as conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation that combines compressions with forced breathing, researchers said Wednesday.

    Studies in Washington and Sweden confirm the growing idea that the breathing component of CPR is necessary only for children and those who have suffered drowning or who have respiratory problems. Recent guidelines based on these and earlier studies may overcome some of the fears of bystanders who are reluctant to initiate CPR because of the danger of infectious diseases.
     
  2. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    If that is the case,,,,why do hospital still use the pulmonary part????
     
  3. W.P.T.

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    Compression only is better than nothing at all, full CPR with forced breathing assistance is the prefered method and most effective thats why Hopitals, Paramedics and EMS personel (Mobile Intensive Care Unit's (Ambulance) ) have Amble bags to use instead of actual mouth to mouth ... When I was a Paramedic we only knew and practiced one way and in some instances we got a mouth full of the last thing the victim had for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you spit it out and kept going because a life was at stake ... That has all changed for the better ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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