Life supporting first aid training of the public--review and recommendations.

@article{Eisenburger1999LifeSF,
  title={Life supporting first aid training of the public--review and recommendations.},
  author={Philip Eisenburger and Peter J Safar},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={1999},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={3-18}
}
Since the introduction around 1960 of external cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) basic life support (BLS) without equipment, i.e. steps A (airway control)-B (mouth-to-mouth breathing)-C (chest (cardiac) compressions), training courses by instructors have been provided, first to medical personnel and later to some but not all lay persons. At present, fewer than 30% of out-of-hospital resuscitation attempts are initiated by lay bystanders. The numbers of lives saved have remained suboptimal, in… CONTINUE READING
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