Dr. Farhan Bhanji: Even hands-only CPR can save a life

Dr. Farhan Bhanji: Even hands-only CPR can save a lifeOctober 19, 2015 1:06 pm – This week, the American Heart Association released updated guidelines for CPR, encouraging more bystanders to help in case of sudden cardiac arrest by calling 9-1-1 and starting CPR.

More than 326,000 people experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital each year. About 90 percent of them die, often because bystanders don’t know how to start CPR or are afraid they’ll do it incorrectly.

Doctor Farhan Bhanji, a professor of pediatrics at McGill University helped create the new guidelines. He spoke with Side Effects about how you may be able save someone’s life even if you haven’t had CPR training.

Source: Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Helping: Even Hands-only CPR Can Save A Life | KBIA

Author: ismailimail

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  1. Dear Dr. Bhanji: Just a question — and I could have missed something in the delivery of the new guidelines for CPR. I am a retired Critical Care Registered Nurse ( From the Niagara Health System ) This question pertains to those who are laypersons —–post delivery of CPR — Stroke assistance, – choking victim etc. I see no literature — in the previous handbook ( from the 2010 guidelines ) that addresses the emotional aspects of those who have been involved in these traumatic situations. A debriefing is suggested for Health Care Professionals who provide such care within the hospital. Will something be available to the layperson —- who I am sure, may find this type of an event much more distressing – than to those of us who have been formally trained to respond. Hoping to hear back from you regarding this matter. Thank-you so kindly. Sandra Damore Reg. N.


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