Introduction: No Need for Mouth to Mouth CPR

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Over the past several years Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has undergone a major overhaul in the way people deliver CPR. Did you know you no longer have to give two breaths? Let along get near the person's mouth. CPR is just two steps.

Step 1: Step 1 - Witness Someone Collapse

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When you witness someone suddenly collapse, you should call 911. Give them your phone number (uncase you get disconnected) your name, address and what the issue is.

Step 2: Step 2 - Begin Chest Compressions

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Begin chest compressions by pushing hard and fast at the center of the chest until help arrives. Here is a simple song to remember. https://youtu.be/HjKeTo3c2wM

Step 3: Chain of Survival

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From the time you call 911 to the time the fire department arrives to the time they arrive at the hospital is called the chain of survival. The first steps are very critical.

Step 4: Best Place to Have a Sudden Cardiac Event

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If there was a place on earth to have a sudden cardiac event, its in King County. You have a greater chance of survival than anyone else in the world, according the latest analysis by county officials. The survival
rate for cardiac arrest in King County hit an all-time high of 62 percent in 2013. By comparison, the cardiac survival rates in New York City, Chicago, and other urban areas have been recorded in the single digits.

Step 5: Remember - No Mouth to Mouth, Chest Compressions to Take Alive

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tomatoskins (author)2015-05-26

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Tomwill89 (author)2015-05-26

This information is taken out of context. It IS better to do 30 compressions- 2 breaths - 30 compressions etc until an ambulance arrives, DON'T stop it isn't like the movies where people wake up, this almost certainly won't happen.

However if you have not been trained to do this properly, when you give breaths you will probably be breathing into their stomach not their lungs. If not trained compression only is better than nothing but my advise would be to go and get trained. It doesn't take long, it's free in most places and it may lead to you saving a life oneday.

joris claus (author)2015-05-26

The brain needs oxygen to work and stay healthy. The oxygen is delivered throughout the body in the bloodstream, pumped around by the heart.

If somebody is suffering from cardiac arrest, then heart massage will continue to pump the blood around the body, but if there is no oxygen in the blood (by breathing or mouth-to-mouth) it is quite useless.

Heart massage WITHOUT mouth-to-mouth becomes pointless after one minute because no new oxygen is being but in the blood. After another minute the brain will start to "die". This means that if the victim does survive, he/she will be severely disabled/braindamaged.

Please do NOT spread misinformation about this.
It's your duty to save someone's life when needed, but it is also your duty to learn how to do it PROPERLY.
If you can't do it the right way, your best bet is to find/call someone who can, FAST!!

rmoore40 (author)2015-05-26

this is only on a pr note. this actually has a significantly decreased chance for saving a life.

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