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new 2010 resuscitation guidelines

Post by K9medic » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:50 pm

Well after all the hype the new 2010 resuscitation guidelines have been published, and to be honest not much has changed. I haven’t had a chance to read the entire document yet, but it looks like they have clarified a few training points, but basically no change to procedures.
Adult CPR is still 30 compressions / 2 breaths, main changes are;
Most people are not compressing deep enough, recommend depth is 5 > 6 cm
Shorter breaths, no more than 5 sec for both breaths.

Most of the rest would seem to be clarification of current practises and protocols anyway, such as if there is a defib on the premises as for it, anyone (even untrained bystanders) can use a defib, and if you’re not trained in CPR or if you feel that it is unadvisable to perform mouth to mouth then do chest compressions only.

If anyone would like to see the new guide lines then here’s a link; http://www.resus.org.uk/pages/guide.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: new 2010 resuscitation guidelines

Post by TC » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:32 am

Cool, will check it out. Thanks for posting!
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Re: new 2010 resuscitation guidelines

Post by the_alias » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:50 am

TC wrote:Cool, will check it out. Thanks for posting!
What he said.

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