New CPR to save a person's life

United States
April 1, 2008 5:51pm CST
Ok as I am reading this you no longer have to give mouth to mouth to save someones life.... You can skip the mouth-to-mouth breathing and just press on the chest to save a life. Hands-only CPR — rapid, deep presses on the victim's chest until help arrives — works just as well as standard CPR for sudden cardiac arrest in adults. You can read more here...http://health.yahoo.com/news/ap/hands_only_cpr.html Very interesting to know in case something were ever to happen... However breathing for someone would help as well but in this it's no longer necessary.... What do you think of this new CPR?
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@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I think more people will be more willing to help out. I know I'm not to fond of putting my mouth on a strangers mouth.
• United States
2 Apr 08
I am the same way that's for sure, but i don't think you can get anything from breathing into someone else's mouth.. I might be wrong though... I have never had to do CPR I'm glad too, I really need a refresh on this.. The more a person learns about this the better they are though just my oppion and thank you for your's!!
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I took CPR when it was 15 compressions and 2 quick breaths..Then I retook it in 2005 and it was up to 30 compressions and 2 quick breaths...I think this is great...because anything is better than nothing..There still are certain situations where the breaths will be needed...I would still choose to give the breaths along with the compressions..but this is nice for those that fear the mouth-to-mouth...great article...
• United States
2 Apr 08
Your very right on that... I think though even breathing for another is extreamly important i mean what if they just suddenly stop breathing and don't' know what from what are you suppose to do than? Do the compressions only and not help them try to breathe again.. there are a few questions that's for sure.. Thanks for your reply!
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
1 Apr 08
I would imagine the mouth to mouth part would still be an important part of getting the air into the system and the pressing is to get the heart punping but I don't think the pumping would be enough, I think the mouth to mouth would still be important...
• United States
2 Apr 08
I would think so too... I mean breathing for another person that isn't able to breathe on there own is very important or at least I always thought so... I was taught that way and everything that went with the CPR in high school and in another job course that I took a few years ago...
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Thanks for posting it. I haven't taken CPR since college (about 1980). They seem to keep changing things. I really should take a class.
@Hatley (164464)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jun 08
I think that thiis would make it a lot easier for someone who has his own breathing problems to give cpr in an emergency. I get short of breath when I practiced doing this on the dummy doll and was afraid 'I might not be able to save someone in an emergency because of that factor. with this new cpr I could do it without any qualms at all. this is great news.