CPR Course Topics

  • New 2010 AHA recommendation
  • Obtaining Consent
  • Primary Assessment
  • Compressions
  • Obstructed Airway
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • Heimlich Maneuver
  • AED
  • Recovery position

The New 2010 AHA Recommendation Does Not Include Mouth-to-Mouth Breathing For Lay Rescuer.

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If you need to save a life, just press on the chest fast and hard

In a major 2010 change, the American Heart Association said that rapid, deep presses on the chest of an adult cardiac arrest victim until help arrives, works just as well as standard CPR for one lay rescuer.

Experts hope bystanders now will be more willing to jump in and help if they see someone collapse. Hands-only CPR is simpler and easier to remember and removes a big barrier for people skittish about mouth-to-mouth breathing.

You only have to Call 911 and push hard and fast on the middle of the victim’s chest.

Hands only CPR for lay rescuer calls for:

Uninterrupted chest compressions 100 times a minute, until EMS workers take over or an automated external defibrillator is available to restore a normal heart rhythm.

This action should be taken only for adults who unexpectedly collapse, stop breathing and are unresponsive. Most likely that the person is having cardiac arrest.

A child who collapses is more likely to primarily have breathing problems, and in that case, mouth-to-mouth breathing should be used. That also applies to adults who suffer lack of oxygen from a near-drowning, drug overdose or carbon monoxide poisoning.

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