Recently, the American Heart Association came out with breakthrough information regarding CPR. According to new research, when giving CPR it’s not always necessary to give both mouth-to-mouth and chest compressions when trying to revive someone. In most cases, when performing CPR on someone you only need to do chest compressions to resuscitate them until emergency services arrives. According to the AHA “hands-only CPR” has proven to be just as effective and can double or triple a victims chance of survival. It’s essential that everyone knows how to administer hands-only CPR because unfortunately 70% of cardiac arrests occur in homes or residential settings. Watch the 1 minute demo below on how to administer hands-only CPR and please visit AHA’s website for more information and tips.
Source: American Heart Association
Guest Blogger: Janine Gordon, Intern, Johnson & Wales University