BANG on JimIf a person is in cardiac arrest, not performing CPR could mean death. BTW, I recently read that the new CPR recommendation is to perfrom chest compressions only (without periodically inflating the lungs,) which I thought was an interesting development.
dunno, its possible. I'm not sure we place that much force on the heart however during CPR.My thoughts however were not the sternal wires or sternum but the mech valve itself, could the mech valve cause surrounding tissue damage ?
How long ago were you taught? Many are teaching just compression, no breaths. Reason being compression keeps blood in the brain. Pausing compression for two breaths allows blood to leave the brain. Minimal oxygen gain in the breaths vs just keeping blood circulating until the heart restarts or an AED can be used.“30 to 2 no matter who”
Thats what I was taught in my last first aid refresher
So 30 compressions to 2 breaths
I’ll see your article and raise you one!