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Singapore Med J. 2011 Aug;52(8):573-5.

Bystander CPR and survival.

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  • Emergency Medicine Department, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074. benjamin_sh_leong@nuhs.edu.sg


Despite years of medical advances, bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) remains the most important factor in the saving of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims. However, the prevalence of bystander CPR remains low. New international recommendations, which aim to increase bystander CPR prevalence, allow for hands-only CPR under certain circumstances. More should be done to increase the awareness and training of CPR in Singapore as well as encourage the public to perform bystander CPR.

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