Hands-Only CPR A Better Cure To Save Cardiac Patients, Says New Study

July 30th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
Hands-Only CPRJuly 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American Heart Association has given the hands-only CPR the thumbs up. According to a report submitted by the Heart Association in America, the hands-only chest compression technique is very effective in saving a larger number of lives. In fact it is the CPR armed with a hands-on technique that the Association has been promoting for the past two years.

A research conducted among common men show that they would love to conduct the Cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a hands-only device as opposed to the mouth to mouth treatment that they are used to if proper instructions are provided to them by professional emergency dispatchers. While the new medical studies have been promoting the hands-only devices nobody can be sure of the number of people who have adopted the new method. However, ask a medical practitioner and he will promptly reply that the method is better than a by-styander breathing into a victim’s mouth. The American Heart Association has always been vouching that the hands-only chest compression CPR medical techniques are better and more effective to rescue cardiac patients. If reports are to be believed, at least a hundred more people can be saved every year if the new technique is fully adopted.

An estimated number of 310,000 Americans are victims of a cardiac arrest every year and according to Dr. Arthur Kellermann, an emergency medicine expert in Rand Corporation, a hands-only technique is the way to save those lives. The new study puts forward the fact that if a hands-only CPR technique is applied at the time of cardiac arrest, the chances of survival go up by 12 percent when compared to the traditional method of calling 911.

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