For months now I have been getting questions about this “no breathing in CPR” thing. The American Heart Association did release instructions on what they are calling hands-only CPR. You can see what it’s all about at   http://handsonlycpr.org/ .

Essentially there are 2 steps when you have an unresponsive adult that has suddenly collapsed:

1) CALL 911

2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest

I believe this hands-only technique will save lives. Hands-only CPR will empower many trained (and untrained) individuals to act when they otherwise might not have.

Please share your thoughts. Would you be more likely to help a stranger that has collapsed if breathing for the victim was not required?

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