CPR 101

 February is Heart Month.  Each day, we’re posting information to help your heart be healthy. 

When someone collapses and doesn’t have a pulse, CPR can be an effective way to keep blood flowing until paramedics arrive.

New guidelines from the American Heart Association state that  administering breaths during CPR is no longer necessary.  Instead, they emphasize effective compressions.

That means one hand locked over the other with compressions between the tip of the sternum and the center of the breasts. You should aim for 100 compressions a minute.

Everyone should be trained in CPR.  Each of us will likely eventualy be in a situation where that skill will be crucial.

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