Archive for March, 2008

Hands-only CPR is can be as effective as conventional CPR

The American Heart Association (AHA) says that “Providing Hands-Only CPR to an adult who has collapsed from a sudden cardiac arrest can more than double that person’s chance of survival.” In guidelines issued by by AHA:

“When an adult suddenly collapses, trained or untrained bystanders – that means a person near the victim – should:

1) Call 911
2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.”

Source: American Heart Association, 2008