October 20, 2010

Major Swift in CPR Guidelines 2010


1) Bystanders are reluctant to perform mouth to mouth breathing

2) Chest compression only is beneficial than did not starting the CPR at all.

3) Traditional CPR involves in DR ABC (danger, response, AIRWAY, BREATHING and CIRCULATION)

Current changes

1) Under the revised guidelines, rescuers using traditional CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, should start chest compressions immediately — 30 chest presses, then two breaths. The change applies to adults and children, but not newborns.

Additional info

1)Everyone should be doing hands-only CPR for sudden cardiac arrest, and skipping mouth-to-mouth.[Expert opinion]

2) There is a need to consider AIRWAY and BREATHING first in cases of near-drownings and drug overdoses as the breathing problem may led to cardiac arrest. [expert opinion]

Reference: Jamie Stengle, " CPR switch: Chest presses first, then give breaths Heart group flips the old "ABC" airway, breathing, compressions to "CAB", http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39715696/ns/health-heart_health/?GT1=43001.

1 comment:

  1. First time I heard this. I see, bro Naim dah pernah baut attachment kt Emergency Medicine ke?

    Macam sangt mencabar je..

    I still doubt my abilities if there is a person near me suddenly collapsed.



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