Navigation Links
Chest Compressions Key to Revised CPR Guidelines
Date:10/14/2007

Keeping blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs is critical for survival, experts say,,,,

SUNDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Maintaining blood flow to the brain and other vital organs is the key to simplified cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines that emphasize chest compressions over rescue breathing, particularly for heart attack victims.

In fact, the revised recommended ratio is just two breaths per every 30 chest compressions. That's twice as many compressions as was recommended in the past.

"Just doing chest compressions can make a difference," explained Dr. Shukri David, chief of cardiology at Providence Hospital of St. John's Health System, in Southfield, Mich. "When you compress the chest deep enough, you create a vacuum that pulls in air as you release."

However, David and other experts caution that in the case of drowning victims or people who were deprived of oxygen, rescue breaths are still necessary. Because health experts wanted to make the revised CPR guidelines as simple as possible, and they felt it might be difficult for lay people to differentiate who needed rescue breaths and who didn't, the guidelines include rescue breaths, as well as the rescue breaths-to-chest-compression ratio.

The need for simplified CPR was clear. Little progress had been made in the CPR survival rate over the past decade, according to the American Heart Association. And, it wasn't for lack of CPR opportunities. Four out of five heart attacks occur in the home, according to the American Heart Association, and many are witnessed by family members.

The biggest problem was that standard CPR allowed for too much time without chest compressions. Even health-care professionals, such as nurses or emergency workers, trained to do CPR often weren't providing an adequate number of chest compressions per minute, according to past studies. And, getting enough chest compressions can
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
2. Foremost gene therapy for chest pain
3. Harm to the chest can be destructive
4. Indian Cherry: Richest Source of Vitiamin C
5. The Best Way To Relieve Chest Pain
6. The Options For Relieving Chest Pain In the Elderly Questioned
7. The Link Between Migraines And Chest Pain
8. Chest Pain Can Be Identified By New Tracer Chemical 30 Hours After Pain Relief
9. Arjun Singh In Hospital After Chest Pains
10. Unique Smoking Helpline Launched In Manchester
11. Unique Smoking Helpline Launched In Manchester
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... A New York City based company is ... yet revolutionary, product that will have far-reaching, ... care costs for Americans. , REMIND-A-CAP™ is ... control in the user's hands. It's a simple device ... date of intake by simply turning a knob. No ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Welcome to Arthritis Awareness Month ... Canadians living with the disease, The Arthritis Society is ... series featuring well-known Canadians from different walks of life ... Lloyd Robertson , veteran news anchor , ... ,      Amy Cotton , two-time Olympic wrestler ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... A little white pill may help scientists learn why ... their peers, even if their lungs are relatively healthy. ... marketed as Revatio to treat pulmonary hypertension and Viagra ... of over-the-counter antioxidants will help them identify the root ... for these patients. , "We want to understand ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Cardiology Congress in Barcelona shows that having a family ... motivate people to follow healthy lifestyles. , Researchers ... online tool that engages people presenting their personal CVD ... the hypothesis that those who have a family history ... and blood pressure checks and be motivated to adopt ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... be a new salve to dominate medicine cabinets of the ... Salamanders may not be the cuddliest of animals, but they ... damaged body parts. Now, a new report published in the ... , identifies a small protein (called a "peptide") from the ... the secret of this amazing wound healing trick in humans. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:REMIND-A-CAP™ , A New York City Based Company Invents Groundbreaking Prescription Cap to Curb Non-Adherence 2Health News:‘Voices of Arthritis’ Launches Awareness Month 2Health News:‘Voices of Arthritis’ Launches Awareness Month 3Health News:Drug that improves blood flow may help find cause of exercise intolerance in cystic fibrosis 2Health News:Drug that improves blood flow may help find cause of exercise intolerance in cystic fibrosis 3Health News:Drug that improves blood flow may help find cause of exercise intolerance in cystic fibrosis 4Health News:Family history of cardiovascular disease is not enough to motivate people to follow healthy lifestyle 2Health News:Salamander skin peptide promotes quick and effective wound healing in mice 2
... finds chlorthalidone most likely to prevent heart failure, ... Tried-and-true diuretics maintain their status as the best ... high blood pressure, new research concludes. , The ... a calcium channel blocker, an ACE inhibitor and ...
... Nov. 18 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) ... up with Chicago Cubs Charities Nov. 17 to donate $100,000 ... Basic School and Education Center for Integrated Health (CESI). , ... and...Loyola and Creighton (universities) to help children and their families ...
... Release Statewide Data , HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 Pennsylvania is ... and adults living with autism, according to the Pennsylvania Autism Census ... , "With the release of this report, Pennsylvania becomes the first ... to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population of children ...
... The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) today issued the following position ... The National Patient Safety Foundation recognizes vaccine-preventable, ... and supports mandatory, influenza vaccination of ... patients, health care workers, and the community. NPSF appreciates, ...
... Nov. 18 Hospice workers have seen patients hang onto ... from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the ... will study what drives the dying to resolve unfinished business. ... Prince-Paul from nursing and Julie Exline from arts and sciences ...
... at Mount Sinai School of Medicine set out to ... years: How do dietary restrictionand the reverse, overconsumptionproduce protective ... in a two-part study led by Charles Mobbs, PhD, ... at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, published in the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Diuretics Still Best Treatment for High Blood Pressure 2Health News:USAID, Cubs Charities Make a Grand Slam for Health and Basic Education 2Health News:PA Governor Rendell: New Report Shows Demand for Autism Services will Continue to Rise 2Health News:National Patient Safety Foundation Supports Mandatory Flu Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers 2Health News:National Patient Safety Foundation Supports Mandatory Flu Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers 3Health News:Research Collaboration Focuses on Unfinished Business at the End of Life 2Health News:Scientists find molecular trigger that helps prevent aging and disease 2Health News:Scientists find molecular trigger that helps prevent aging and disease 3
(Date:9/2/2014)... -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT ) today ... has accepted for filing Actavis, New Drug Application (NDA) ... diarrhea and abdominal pain in men and women with ... eluxadoline has been granted priority review status by the ... "The NDA filing of eluxadoline marks an important ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... CITY, Calif. , Sept. 2, 2014  Abaxis, ... company manufacturing point-of-care blood instrumentation and consumables to the ... Clint Severson , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will ... Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10:20 a.m. ET. The ... York in New York City . ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Sept. 2, 2014   Mast Therapeutics, ... Executive Officer, Brian M. Culley , will present at the ... Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:55 p.m. Eastern time in the ... New York . Interested parties can ... Therapeutics web site at www.masttherapeutics.com . An archived presentation will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Actavis Announces FDA Acceptance for Filing of NDA for Eluxadoline 2Actavis Announces FDA Acceptance for Filing of NDA for Eluxadoline 3Actavis Announces FDA Acceptance for Filing of NDA for Eluxadoline 4Abaxis, Inc. to Present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2Mast Therapeutics To Present At The Rodman And Renshaw 16th Annual Global Investment Conference On September 9th 2Mast Therapeutics To Present At The Rodman And Renshaw 16th Annual Global Investment Conference On September 9th 3
... , WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 ... counsel on global and domestic communications and issues management, ... PositiveID Corporation (Nasdaq: PSID ) to serve as ... will conduct media relations for PositiveID,s corporate communications and ...
... , NEW HAVEN, Conn., ,Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... today announced that it had received a complete response ... related to its New Drug Application ("NDA") for Onrigin(TM) ... indicates that the FDA cannot approve the Company,s NDA ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Gibraltar Associates Named Agency of Record for Health Information and Diagnostic Provider PositiveID Corporation 2Vion Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter for Onrigin(TM) From The U.S. Food And Drug Administration 2Vion Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter for Onrigin(TM) From The U.S. Food And Drug Administration 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: