Compress for success

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CPR is one of the most basic lifesaving measures that anyone can do in the community, and it looks like the rules may be about to change. A study from the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that there was no significant difference to survival to discharge or favourable neurological outcome between either chest compressions alone vs. compressions with rescue breaths. 


Of course, it didn’t show that compressions alone improved survival either, and there weren’t that many ultra significant p values in the study (though there were some to suggest trends). Still, the argument for compressions alone in the community is strengthened – it may be time for us to review how to save a life. 

Read the full article here


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