Archive - Jul 20, 2013

Archive - Jul 20, 2013

Helping Bystanders Perform CPR Until EMS Is "Hands-On"

SLICC has officially begun promoting an alternative CPR technique for those who are - for one of a variety of reasons cannot perform guideline-compliant manual chest compressions.

THIS TECHNIQUE IS FOR BYSTANDERS ONLY. PEOPLE WHO ARE FUNCTIONING IN A ROLE REQUIRING HEALTHCARE PROVIDER STATUS MUST - AT LEAST IN THE SHORT TERM - CONTINUE TO USE MANUAL COMPRESSIONS.

Here's the announcement letter that just went out:

Thank you all very much for your comments and suggestions - and encouragement. The announcement video has been modified and can be viewed at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6yS9dwceHg
The video shows someone treating a sudden cardiac death in a 40+ year old and highlights the dismal probability that a lone rescuer will be able to perform Guideline-Compliant Chest Compressions ("GC3's") from the time of the arrest until the "hands-on" arrival of the EMS crew.

SLICC's video recommends that Bystanders "perform manual compressions unless:

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