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ARE YOU AWARE OF THE LATEST CPR METHOD SWITCH?

BlueMax372 2010/10/18 22:54:53
DALLAS -- New guidelines out today switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth.

The change puts "the simplest steps first" for traditional CPR said Dr. Michael Sayre, co-author of the guidelines issued by the American Heart Association.

In recent years, CPR guidance has been revised to put more emphasis on chest pushes for sudden cardiac arrest.


--From wire reports; www.staugustine.com; October 18, 2010, p. 5A
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  • Theresa 2010/10/19 01:15:27
    Theresa
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    Interesting No longer do you try to access the situation by yelling loudly or feeling for pulse first? Just start sharp compressions? This is very strange indeed!

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  • kitkat 2010/10/20 01:11:05
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    100 compressions per minute with the suggested depth of 2" to the chest for the compressions for an adult.
  • NidStyles 2010/10/19 15:09:24
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    I thought you were not supposed to this because you could stop a weak heart beat, and that would be worse than had their heart already stopped. Honestly I will stick to what the EMT school taught me.
  • BlueMax372 NidStyles 2010/10/19 19:05:58
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    I'm going for a refresher as soon as I can. My guess is that they'll be up on the latest techniques. Remember originally it started out with a good solid chest blow, sometimes even resulting in broken ribs?
  • NidStyles BlueMax372 2010/10/19 19:22:04
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    I honestly could not tell you about it originally was. I only went through the course about 3 year's ago. The Army paid for it, and I honestly didn't want to go LOL! Glad I did now though. I was woefully unprepared beforehand.

    What they told us though that you could actually stop a weak heart beat if you simply started with compression's without checking. A person that is suffering from asphyxiation through inhalation of an object would be at a greater chance of dying with chest compression's if he still had a heart beat.
  • BlueMax372 NidStyles 2010/10/20 00:37:54
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    Roger that. I went through the course more times than I can remember both police and Coast Guard, the last being in 2003, I think. I'm going to try to schedule a refresher asap through the USCGAux to get on page with the new stuff.
  • NidStyles BlueMax372 2010/10/22 18:59:56
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    I might attend one if it's held locally, and at Retiree discount. I read somewhere that it cost's nearly $1200 for a single person to attend here. That's a lot of dough to be certified to save lives.
  • BlueMax372 NidStyles 2010/10/22 19:16:40
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    That's pretty damned steep. There have got to be other sources that offer the training, many of them at no or little cost.
  • NidStyles BlueMax372 2010/10/22 19:27:00
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    I'm still looking for some place cheaper. I figure there should be one that cost's less, and doesn't do the straight EMT cert. Haven't decided whether I want to get licensed, or not.
  • BlueMax372 NidStyles 2010/10/22 19:31:45
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    Roger that. The courses I was through didn't get me a license as far as I know. PD and military sometimes do some strange things. LOL! Many years ago, I didn't know I'd been promoted to E-6 until I saw the extra money in my paycheck! For all I know I WAS licensed! LMAO!
  • NidStyles BlueMax372 2010/10/22 19:34:17
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    If you attend a Military EMT course now, and it's ran by Civilian's, you are Cert'd. That's how I got mine the first time around. You just need the Certificate of completion, and it on your ERB, or whatever they call it your branch to get the license.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2010/10/19 13:31:10
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
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    Thanks for the info.
  • lin sugar lips 2010/10/19 10:32:40
    lin sugar lips
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    I saw that the other day.... Good info.
  • Theresa 2010/10/19 01:15:27
    Theresa
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    Interesting No longer do you try to access the situation by yelling loudly or feeling for pulse first? Just start sharp compressions? This is very strange indeed!
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2010/10/19 00:53:33
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
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    Thanks ,love!
  • Angel 2010/10/18 23:50:44
    Angel
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    Thank you, info you need to know....
  • Cognito22 2010/10/18 23:00:40
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    Thanks for the update.

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