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Friday, October 22, 2010

New CPR Guidelines

For anyone with an emergency medical background or even basic BLS training, the life-saving acronym has always been the mantra of A-B-C - that is, Airway, Breathing and Circulation - in THAT order. This has been the protocol for a very long time.

This new guideline though by the American Heart Association (AHA) seems to have reversed the order.

Honestly, as with any recent development or new insight, I've never been an "early adopter" so to speak, but a conservative, more so when lives are at stake. I feel the need to ask those more knowledgeable on this one.

UPDATE: Link to the New 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

This other link though is a simpler condensation of the released guidelines:

Just a reminder again though, as I mentioned previously in the Dislcaimer reference post above: you can't learn CPR and the basics of First Aid simply from the web alone. Go and get trained properly by a competent instructor at your nearest Red Cross!

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