Jump on the chest

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Just a follow up on a previous article that we mentioned about using chest compressions only in CPR – it looks like it just might be the way to go, based on this new meta-analysis published in the Lancet.

Pooled data from three RCTs showed an improved chance of survival with compression only CPR as compared with standard CPR – by about 2%. When looking at the observational studies, there was no significant difference. 

Looks like compression only will be the new instructions given to bystanders – look out for a change in guidelines soon. Read the analysis for yourself here



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