Senin, 30 April 2012

AHA CPR Guidelines 2010: Prioritizing Chest Compression

The American Heart Association (AHA) issued guidelines to perform CPR (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation) version. Latest recommendations indicate that the helper should be more focus on chest compressions rather than artificial respiration through the mouth. Previous guidelines (2005) emphasizes the handling of "ABC" (Airway, Breathing, Chest Compression) is to conduct the examination of the airway, perform artificial respiration through the mouth, then start chest compression. Latest Guide (2010) issued by the AHA put more emphasis on handling "CAB" (Chest Compression, Airway, Breathing), namely by first doing chest compressions, check airway and perform CPR. This guide also notes that artificial respiration by mouth may not be in fear of strangers and a lack of formal training. Actually, all these methods have the same goal, namely to make the blood flow and oxygen still circulate as soon as possible.
In 2008, the AHA states that untrained rescuers or those who do not want to perform artificial respiration by mouth to perform chest compressions until medical help arrived. Latest Guide (2010) from the AHA recommends chest compressions for rescue first well-trained and untrained rescuers.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommend that, when an adult was found unresponsive and not breathing or has trouble breathing, everyone around him obliged to contact the health worker then immediately perform chest compression.
After activating the help of health workers and do chest compression, then the next action that must be done is to soon be able to gain access to the AED (automatic external defibrillator), a tool that can help shock the heart back to normal heart rhythm.
The three initial chains can help enhance the success of rescue and life figures on casualties. Changes in these guidelines refers to studies that have been done previously that showed that there were no significant differences in the results of actions CPR and chest compression CPR with chest compression only CPR.
Guide "Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation" This latest becomes easier for the layman as well as emphasis on chest compression to maintain blood flow and oxygen in the blood keep flowing to the heart and brain. Chest compression are more prone to do, and everyone can do it.
Chest compression can be done by placing one hand on the other hand and press firmly on the victim's chest. The new CPR guidelines emphasize that rescuers should focus on providing compression as hard and as quickly as possible, compress the chest 100 times per minute, with a compression depth of about 5 to 5.5 cm. And, very important to not lean on your chest while performing chest compressions on the victim. Helper should not be afraid and hesitant to perform chest compression because of the risk of failure in fact occurs when the chest compression made less deep.

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