…..CPR.” A person with no heartbeat and not breathing is effectively dead. Commencing chest compressions in these circumstances can only lead to a positive outcome simply because you can not make a dead person’s condition any worse.
The guideline states, “CPR should be initiated for presumed cardiac arrest without concerns of harm to patients, not in cardiac arrest.” The guideline places “a higher value on the survival benefit of CPR initiated by laypersons for patients in cardiac arrest against the low risk of injury in patients not in cardiac arrest.”
*Please note the current published CPR guidance below applicable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tomorrow we look at the last new guideline on the subject titled Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
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