3 Changes in the CPR Methods and Techniques That Have Been Added in the Guidelines Recently
There is no such thing as perfect in this world. Humans keep on finding and inventing new things that change the perspective about how we view our material world. This is the case with CPR too! CPR guidelines a decade ago were quite different when compared to the recent ones. Here we’ve pinpointed those changes for you.
The Order Has Changed
Previously, people who learned CPR technique were taught that first, they should clear the airway, then give a rescue breath to the person who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and then finally compress the chest of the person. Now, there is a little change of order. The last step of compressing the chest has to be performed first then you have to clear the airway and then finally give the person a rescue breath.
A decade ago people were told to compress the chest one and a half inch deep. This was because if you compressed more, the ribs of even a fully grown adult can crack. Now the American Heart Association has recommended people and paramedic team to compress at least 2 inches. This is because saving a life is a priority than breaking a person’s ribs.
Pump the Chest Faster
A decade ago it was instructed by the American Heart Association that a person should compress the chest of a person who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest 100 times per minute. Now it is said that 100 times per minute is the minimum requirement and the person performing CPR on the other person can pump more than 100 times a minute.
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