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The use of visual and audible prompts and automatic ventilations as a means of improving layperson CPR performance


There is much debate over the concept of compression-only CPR (CCPR) for out of hospital (OOH) cardiac arrest. CCPR is simple, easier to teach and more laypersons may be willing to undertake CCPR than the current compression/ventilation CPR (CVCPR). It has been often stated that the risk of cross infection from mouth-to-mouth (MTM) ventilation is the primary reason for lay persons not being willing to do CPR. However, in a 2006 study by Swor et al 1, fear of doing harm was the primary reason given with only 1% stating that MTM ventilation was their concern. Read more


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