Friday, April 11, 2008

Hands Only CPR

Yesterday I recertified in CPR and AED as part of the medical emergency response team (MERT) at work. Among other things we discussed and practiced the new "Hands Only CPR" that the American Heart Association published a few weeks ago.

Bottom line, they are dead so you can't hurt them but there's still a chance that chest compressions done immediately will give the paramedics an opportunity to save their life.

I wonder why I keep calling it "no hands CPR"?

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