28/06/2008

Hands only CPR can save lives

When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, the AHA says a hands only CPR can save his  life.

Two steps to save a life.

When an adult suddenly collapses, trained or untrained bystanders – that means a person near the victim – should:

1) Call 911
2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

Studies of real emergencies that have occurred in homes, at work or in public locations, show that these two steps, called Hands-Only CPR, can be as effective as conventional CPR. Providing Hands-Only CPR to an adult who has collapsed from a sudden cardiac arrest can more than double that person’s chance of survival.

Hat Tip : Fast Company


 
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