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Hands Only CPR Now The Standard

by Jeanne R. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

You may think you know how to perform CPR -- a mix of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breaths.  But that is no longer the standard, according to Dr. John Dery, Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan.  "The focus has shifted from adding ventilations to just doing compressions, so hands only CPR. The American Heart Association changed the standard not only to ensure a steady stream of blood flow to the heart, but also to make the technique easier to teach.  Read More

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