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CPR Explained

The new resuscitation guidelines emphasise the importance of good quality CPR with minimal “hands-off” time.  With complex ALS algorithms, and having to remember how many cycles you should go through before adrenaline etc… it’s easy to think that the chest compressions are the easy bit.

However the compressions are the most evidence-based component of resuscitation, so it makes sense to ensure that it’s being done well.  This video, taken from the sparky ImpactedNurse.com website, goes through these “basic” skills with a practical approach.

Note that this video was filmed before the latest guidelines were published, but there are few relevant differences that I can notice.

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New Resuscitation Guidelines published

New guidelines for resuscitation have been launched today by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).  These represent collaborative work between the resuscitation councils of different regions, including Europe and America.

The content of these guidelines has been kept under wraps for several months, however an important message being sent out is that the new guidance will be phased in according to local resources… therefore hesitation to implement CPR because of confusion between guidelines is to be avoided.

The new guidelines are available from today at the ILCOR website.  The UK Resuscitation Council has also updated its website.

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