News: AHA updates, see all the 2020 CPR Changes

CPR changes and information about upcoming changes by American Heart Association

Stay up with all the CPR changes. New Guidelines are now out and each instructor has until February 2020 to incorporate them into their class. Some are huge and some are small. There are some revelations, You will want to stay connected to the series of post on this subject. We at CPR Safety Services are determined to provide you the best information and training.
CPR changes
Despite our best efforts less than 40% of adults receive layperson-initiated CPR

Despite our best efforts less than 40% of adults receive layperson-initiated CPR, and fewer than 12% have an automated external defibrillator (AED) applied before EMS arrival. After significant improvements, survival from OHCA has plateaued since 2012.

Recommendations for adult basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) are combined in the 2020 Guidelines.
Very Few will respond due to training, get the best from AHA
The importance of early initiation of CPR by lay rescuers has been re-emphasized.
Despite recent gains, less than 40% of adults receive layperson-initiated CPR, and fewer than 12% have an AED applied before EMS arrival.
Because recovery from cardiac arrest continues long after the initial hospitalization, patients should have formal assessment and support for their physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs.
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