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    Default Chest-Compression-Only Resuscitation

    Probably belongs in another forum, but I thought SK Kenshi should get a first look.

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/567626
    "December 18, 2007 Two observational studies published online December 10, 2007 in Circulation concluded that the conventional method of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that calls for mouth-to-mouth assisted ventilation is no more effective than a chest-compression-only approach [1,2]. The findings support a good deal of international research supporting use of the latter method, which is less complicated and may be more appealing to potential bystander rescuers.
    In their retrospective analysis of almost 10,000 cases of bystander resuscitation for cardiac arrest in which one or the other method was used [1], Katarina Bohm (Karolinska Institute, South General Hospital Stockholm, Sweden) and colleagues saw no significant difference in the odds that the victim would survive to be hospitalized or in one-month survival."

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    Gassho!

    Last Wednesday I participated in The Swedish Heart and Lung Association (Visby Sweden) one day program in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The instructor told us exactly what you stated Dirk. But anyway still The Swedish Heart and Lung Association teach mouth-to-mouth assisted ventilation together with chest-compression. This means 30 compressions and 2 breaths until the ambulance arrives. All participants got a face shield for protected mouth to mouth resuscitation to keep in their pocket all times.

    Johan Frendin

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    Quote Originally Posted by johan_frendin View Post
    Gassho!

    Last Wednesday I participated in The Swedish Heart and Lung Association (Visby Sweden) one day program in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The instructor told us exactly what you stated Dirk. But anyway still The Swedish Heart and Lung Association teach mouth-to-mouth assisted ventilation together with chest-compression. This means 30 compressions and 2 breaths until the ambulance arrives. All participants got a face shield for protected mouth to mouth resuscitation to keep in their pocket all times.

    Johan Frendin
    It takes time for new information to filter through the system.
    However, it is good news since the real skill of CPR was in the ventilation. Take that away and anyone can be taught in seconds.

    Dirk

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    I recently (2 months ago) attended a one day first aid course.....

    The CPR taught there was;
    "Continue repeating cycles of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths"

    But we were also taught;
    "When an adult casualty suffers a cardiac arrest, it is likely that there is residual oxygen left in the blood stream.
    If you are unable (or unwilling) to give rescue breaths, give chest compressions only resuscitation, as this wil circulate any residual oxygen in the blood stream, so it is better than no resuscitation at all.
    If chest compressions only are given, these should be continuous at a rate of 100 per minute."
    Steve Williams

    Harrow Branch.
    Shorinji Kempo UK.
    www.ukskf.org




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    Hi Steve

    As soon as the number of views of this has leveled out would you consider moving it to a more appropriate forum so that other MA practitioners can see it?

    Dirk

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