Life Begin Pushing Hard and Fast
posted by April 1 at 9:19 AMon
There’s great news for the undertrained and germophobic among us. Folks can save a life without smooching on someone’s clammy blue lips. Ladies and gentlemen, hands-only CPR.
Bystanders who see someone suddenly collapse should quickly give the person chest compressions even if they are not trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the American Heart Association said on Monday.
The association urged people not to stand idly by because they do not think they know how to administer CPR while an adult stricken with sudden cardiac arrest is dying in front of them….
[Dr. Michael Sayre of Ohio State University] said people not trained in CPR should do two things when they encounter an adult who has suddenly collapsed: first, call emergency services; and second, begin pushing “hard and fast” in the center of the person’s chest.