American Heart Association Advises on Best CPR Methods
American Heart Association has released new advice today regarding CPR. In recent years, CPR guidelines have been putting more emphasis on chest compressions.New guidelines are out for doing CPR and they switch the steps to take.The new advice for traditional CPR is to immediately start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.
An author of the new guidelines says that puts the easiest step first. Dr. Michael Sayre says the old way took time and delayed the start of chest presses, which keep the blood circulating to the heart and brain.
The heart group says bystanders can also do hands-only CPR and skip mouth-to-mouth.