Hands only CPR

Every year, over 420,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital in the US – but often when a person collapses and has no pulse, bystanders are reluctant to assist for fear of doing something wrong. A pitiful 90% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims die… When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby and hands-only CPR performed on the scene can actually increase survival from a sudden cardiac arrest by up to three-fold. Why hands only chest compressions? Because if you stop pumping to give the victim a breath, critical blood flow and pressure to the brain lungs and other organs fails and can’t be regained with the same efficacy as with hands-only CPR. Besides, the pumping of the chest moves air in and out of the lungs enough to save lives without stopping to blow air. Two simple steps are required for hands-only CPR — first, call 9-1-1; and then push hard and fast in the center of the chest. But don’t rely on this advice to prepare you for such an emergency. Beat feet to your nearest CPR class. Get certified. I am.

The new CPR - hands only

The new CPR – hands only

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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