Healthy Living: New CPR guidelines for 9-1-1 dispatchers and kids
The AHA says more people will survive cardiac arrest if emergency dispatchers give hands-only CPR instructions over the phone and if children receive rescue breaths in addition to chest compressions." The changes re-emphasize the importance of bystanders starting immediate chest compressions if they see an adult or child collapse in a suspected cardiac arrest. Immediate bystander help has been shown to double or triple survival chances among the more than 350,000 Americans who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year.