Continuous Compression CPR - Important to Know

LadyDi - 26259Miller
By LadyDi - 26259Miller Latest Reply 2010-07-28 03:37:43 -0500
Started 2010-07-19 12:05:57 -0500

Are you aware that the most current method of CPR is not the method we've always known in the past (which incls. mouth-to-mouth, etc.)? The newest method, I am told, is the Sarver Heart Center's Continuous Compression. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.

The following article incls. a good video showing how to properly form this, so hope you will take a look and be sure you could perform it if called on to do so.

7 replies

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-21 16:24:45 -0500 Report

Jeannie I too am cpr certified but mouth to mouth if not my husband children grandbabies I not going to be able to do it. It's called useing wisdom & the sense that God has given you.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it,
Mama Dee

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-07-21 15:53:16 -0500 Report

I am a certified CPR /1st aid instructor with the American Red Cross. While the continuous compressions are better than nothing, it is still preferred to do the breaths also. Some people aren't comfortable giving strangers the breaths so we do talk about this in our classes.

monkeymama 2010-07-20 14:49:14 -0500 Report

Thank you for this web site, as I will be taking my heart savers CPR for nursing school and preparation for my Cinicals to begin. This is different from what I had learned "years" ago (15 years ago exactly) while I was getting my CNA licensing. Wow!

jayabee52 2010-07-28 03:37:43 -0500 Report

you mean you haven't had a cpr refresher course as a CNA? I used to be a CNA and I had to take a refresher every 2 years when I had my certification (lost it in 2007 because of disability)

GabbyPA 2010-07-19 20:39:29 -0500 Report

This is a great video. Makes great sense as for the circulating the blood and not stopping to breathe. I do have to say that the 2" compression is a lot to look at and they will wake up sore after all of that.

Blou I Am
Blou I Am 2010-07-19 12:49:04 -0500 Report

Thank you for this info. As a critical care RN who's about to re-certify my BLS and ACLS training, I will be interested to see if they teach us this newest method.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2010-07-19 13:05:01 -0500 Report

I would be interested too. Not sure how long this "new" method has been around, but someone just sent it to me, so thought I'd pass the info a long. I think this method makes more sense and is something people will be more likely to do that the one with mouth-to-mouth, clearing throat, etc. If it (as is said) doubles ones chances of recovery, then I'm all for it! God bless you for your work in helping to heal and care for others.

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