Health Tip: Simple CPR
-- Doing CPR on someone in cardiac arrest can double the chances of survival, the American Heart Association says.
The AARP recommends these steps for administering CPR:
- Do not wait. A person's chances for survival fall up to 10 percent for every minute of delay.
- Send someone to look for an Automated External Defibrillator.
- Push up to two inches downward into the body.
- Push faster. If compressions are faster, they are more likely to be more effective.
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Posted: January 2019
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