Oleg Zabluda's blog
Monday, September 24, 2012
CPR training
CPR training

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation#Compression_only Compression-only (hands-only or cardiocerebral resuscitation) CPR is a technique that involves chest compressions without artificial respiration. It is recommended as the method of choice for the untrained rescuer [...] In adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, compression-only CPR by the lay public has a higher success rate than standard CPR. The exceptions are cases of drownings, drug overdose, and arrest in children. [...] Ideal rhythm is to the beat of "Stayin' Alive" or "Another One Bites The Dust" (100 bpm). For those with non cardiac arrest and people less than 20 years of age, standard CPR is superior to compression-only CPR.

Bee Gees ♫ Stayin' Alive [High Quality]
Queen - 'Another One Bites the Dust'

Used alone, CPR will result in few complete recoveries, CPR does not restart the heart, it simply preserves the body for defibrillation and advanced life support by pumping blood through heart and brain. Apparently, people breath enough not to need artificial ventilation. On average, only 5–10% of people who receive CPR survive. As many of these patients may have a pulse that is impalpable by the layperson rescuer, the current consensus is to perform CPR on a patient who is not breathing. In cities such as Seattle where CPR training is widespread and defibrillation by EMS personnel follows quickly, the survival rate is about 30 percent. In cities such as New York, without those advantages, the survival rate is only 1–2 percent.


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