CPR Month to Emphasize on Pushing Hard and Fast

The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be presenting the new guidelines that have been issued in relation to CPR as part of the CPR month. The latest procedures issued by the Heart and Stroke Foundation have stressed on the need of an early recognition of someone suffering a cardiac arrest, followed by requesting bystanders to call 911 and check if the victim of the attack is not responsive.

However, probably the biggest and the most publicized change is the new method of performing a CPR. The new instructions have asked people to perform quick and firm chest compressions on person who have suffered the attack, instead of wasting time on counting the number of compressions.

The new guidelines have stressed on the need of pushing hard and fast to keep a person alive before medical help arrives on the spot. They have also emphasized on not wasting time before performing a CPR on a person as it has been found that people usually shy away from performing a CPR on a person because of the intricacies of the procedure.

However, the new method is a lot simpler and easier to understand and would not involve mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, which had previously made people volunteering to help feel uncomfortable. Apart from that, it has been found that chest compressions are four times more beneficial in case of a cardiac arrest.