The American Heart Association updated reanimation instructions which give prominence to cardiac massage over mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Research proofs that for example in case of a heart attack, cardiac message is as efficient in the moments after the incidents than a combination.
Researcher at University of Pennsylvania, Benjamin Abella explains: "The science strongly shows that hands-only CPR is the best way to keep someone alive until help arrives."
The alarming number of merely 6% of yearly all 310,000 American victims of outside hospital cardiac arrests survives.
As cardiac massage is easier to perform that mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, people who are afraid to falsely reanimate and cause even more damaged should be encouraged to conduct the live saving actions.
In order to assist the victim’s blood circulation and guarantee its oxygen supply, 100 external compressions of a depth of more than 2 inches per minute are sufficient.
A spokesperson of the Red Cross indicated that the organization will further promote the former guidelines of combining mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and cardiac message. It is articulated that the red cross "does support the use of hands-only CPR for emergencies, but will be reviewing these new guidelines and giving us guidance."
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