Chest presses, not breaths, better CPR

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Chest presses, not breaths, better CPR:

A study in Japan showed that people were more likely to recover without brain damage if rescuers focused on chest compressions rather than rescue breaths, and some experts advised dropping the mouth-to-mouth part of CPR altogether. The study was published in Friday’s issue of the medical journal The Lancet.

Perhaps more importantly, bystanders are willing to perform chest compresses on a stranger.

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