New CPR Guidelines

Thousands of lives are saved every year by cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. And now the medical community is recommending we change the way we give CPR.

The American Heart Association is putting out new guidelines for CPR. Traditionally rescuers are trained to give 15 compressions and two breaths. But new research shows 30 compressions with a break for two breaths increases blood circulation. The only exception to the new ratio is for children and babies.

The hope is that the new guidelines will make CPR more effective and in turn save more lives.

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