Compression Only CPR - The Latest Info
Based on scientific evidence, the Red Cross supports “compression only” CPR as an acceptable alternative when a responder is . ..… untrained …… unwilling …... unable …... or unsure …… how to perform full CPR … cycles of chest compression AND rescue breathing.
The Red Cross & the AHA hope that compression only CPR will save lives by encouraging bystanders who witness a sudden collapse of an adult to get involved and have someone call 911 & start performing chest compressions until help arrives or the adult shows obvious signs of life: breathing & movement.
All Red Cross CPR classes will continue to teach rescue breathing.
The following individuals will still need to take training which includes BOTH chest compressions & rescue breathing:
- those who take CPR training for certification to meet State & Federal requirements;
- lay responders in the workplace who have a duty to respond; and- those responsible for infants & children.
Source - http://foxriver.redcross.org/
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