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CPR - Different & Simpler Method

By Sue Richards last modified Feb 07, 2014 02:40 PM

Published: 2011-11-11 11:55:00
Topics: Safety and Medical

Courtesy of Cruisers Network Online

This information about a simpler CPR is not new, but still worth spreading around.

This is a news station video link about a different method of CPR developed at the University of Arizona. This procedure is simpler to perform than traditional CPR because it is just chest compressions, no mouth-to-mouth ventilation, and no certification required.

Click here to watch the video link.

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Sarver Heart Center’s newest video was developed to make it easy for people to learn Continuous Chest Compression CPR. Dr. Ewy is hoping the video, which is posted on YouTube, goes “viral” and gives more people the opportunity to be lifesavers. “Every day people are asked to forward e-mails to their entire contact lists. This is one e-mail link that can truly make a difference in people’s lives,” said Karl B. Kern, MD, professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine, who chairs the Sarver Heart Center resuscitation group.

If you see someone collapse who isn’t responsive and has trouble breathing:

  1. Tell someone to call 911, or other medical help.
  2. Position the person with the back on the floor. Place the heel of one hand on the center of the chest (between the nipples) and the heel of the other hand on top of the first. Lock your elbows, position your shoulders over your hands and use your upper-body weight to “fall” downward. Lift your hands slightly each time to allow the chest wall to recoil. (This creates a small vacuum inside the chest cavity and forces blood flow.) Try to compress at 100 beats per minute and about 2 inches deep until emergency help arrives.

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