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Ugeskr Laeger. 2009 Nov 23;171(48):3531-5.

[Rescue breathing is still a part of basic life support].

[Article in Danish]

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  • 1Hjertemedicinsk Afdeling B, Arhus Universitetshospital, Skejby, DK-8200 Arhus N, Denmark.


Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) consisting of mouth-to-mouth ventilation and chest compressions improves survival from cardiac arrest. Bystanders perform CPR only in a minority of cardiac arrests. To improve the number of bystanders initiating CPR, the American Heart Association recommends that laypersons omit rescue breathing and perform Hands-only CPR. In this paper studies on Hands-only CPR are reviewed. Currently, the evidence is insufficient to herald immediate changes to CPR guidelines and further research is warranted.

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