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One Minute of CPR Training can Help Bystanders Save Lives in Emergencies

by Kathy Jones on  November 17, 2013 at 9:38 PM Heart Disease News   - G J E 4
A new study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013 suggests that just one minute of CPR video training can help people save lives in emergency situations.
 One Minute of CPR Training can Help Bystanders Save Lives in Emergencies
One Minute of CPR Training can Help Bystanders Save Lives in Emergencies
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Researchers used a one-minute CPR video to improve responsiveness and teach compression only CPR to people with no CPR experience.Participants were divided into two groups: 48 adults looked at the video, while 47 sat idle for one minute. In a private area with a mannequin simulating a sudden collapse, both groups were asked to do "what they thought best." Researchers measured responsiveness as time to call 9-1-1 and start chest compression and CPR quality reflected by chest compression depth, rate and hands-off interval time.Adults who saw the CPR video called 9-1-1 more frequently, initiated chest compression sooner, had an increased chest compression rate and a decreased hands-off interval, researchers said."Given the short length of training, these findings suggest that ultra-brief video training may have potential as a universal intervention for public venues to help bystander reaction and improve CPR skills," said Ashish Panchal, M.D., Ph.D. lead researcher of the study.

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Source: Eurekalert
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