CPR & You
Would you stop if someone collapsed near you? Would you know what to do? Yes call or shout for help. What next?
Please use common sense, find out if person is responsive -breathing.
A nationwide Japanese study just published (Circulation) showed bystanders starting “Hands Only CPR” allowed 40.7% of out of hospital cases to survive at least a month functioning on their own! Very impressive numbers. A system was in place that started with bystanders performing “Hand – Only CPR” & public access to a defibrillator (paddles placed on chest –machine prompts you). These are in many public spaces through out the world
What I am getting at – YOUR doing the recommended “Hands Only CPR” can save lives! It is straightforward –
Find the middle of person’s chest (between nipple) & middle breastbone (sternum)
-Place flat of your hand over each other lean over lock elbows and push fast and hard (about 100/min.). It is said The Bee Gees disco song “Stayin’ Alive” is in sync with pace needed to make a difference. Please go online and spend 60 seconds watching this AHA video.