New CPR guide announced


The UK Resuscitation Council have announced their new guidelines for CPR, which will take effect on first aid courses.  The changes are relatively minor and bring the subject as taught to members of the public and delegates on First Aid at Work courses up to date in terms of current best practice.

Changes reflect the importance placed on chest compression during CPR, particularly good quality compressions, and to attempt to reduce the number and duration of pauses during chest compression.

When obtaining help first aiders are to ask for an automated external defibrillator (AED), if one is available.

Compressions to the chest to a depth of 5-6 cm and at a rate of 100-120 per min.

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