Cardiopulmonary resuscitation by chest compression alone or with mouth-to-mouth ventilation.

@article{Hallstrom2000CardiopulmonaryRB,
  title={Cardiopulmonary resuscitation by chest compression alone or with mouth-to-mouth ventilation.},
  author={Alfred P. Hallstrom and Leonard Cobb and Elise V. Johnson and Michael Copass},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={342 21},
  pages={1546-53}
}
BACKGROUND Despite extensive training of citizens of Seattle in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), bystanders do not perform CPR in almost half of witnessed cardiac arrests. Instructions in chest compression plus mouth-to-mouth ventilation given by dispatchers over the telephone can require 2.4 minutes. In experimental studies, chest compression alone is associated with survival rates similar to those with chest compression plus mouth-to-mouth ventilation. We conducted a randomized study to… CONTINUE READING

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