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Cardiocerebral Resuscitation: Hands-Only CPR

One of the major reasons contributing to dismal survival rates in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is the lack of bystander initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Even though the majority of OHCA is witnessed, only 1 in 5 patients will receive bystander initiated CPR. Survey studies have shown that bystanders are not wanting to do mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on strangers.

Outside of early defibrillation, only early bystander initiated CPR has consistently been shown to improve neurologically intact survival in OHCA. So what about Cardiocerebral Resuscitation, also known as “Hands-Only” CPR?

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