New CPR Method Video – Continuous Chest CompressionOct 24th, 2012 | By Michael Bittner | Category: Health and Safety
Here’s a great video from the University of Arizona’s Sarver Heart Center demonstrating a new method for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Continuous Chest Compression CPR advocates the following immediate actions for victims who suffer sudden cardiac arrest:
- Order someone to call for emergency assistance.
- Immediately start chest compressions at a rate of 100 beats per minute (roughly equivalent to a disco song such as the Bee Gees’ Stayin’ Alive).
- Don’t bother to check for a pulse or breathing, and don’t worry about providing breaths to the victim. The vacuum created by releasing the hands from the victim’s chest after each compression will create a vacuum that draws air into the lungs.
According to Sarver Heart Center, using this technique doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest
Image: Red Heart by Robert Proksa, Jaworzno, Slaskie, Poland.