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Hands-Only CPR

In honor of National CPR Week, Santa Monica Police Harbor Patrol Officers teach to Hands-Only CPR at Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday, June 7, 2018. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths. It involves two easy steps: Call 911 and push hard and fast on the center of the chest. Don't stop until help or an AED arrives. Anyone can perform Hands-Only CPR and everyone should perform it if they aren't confident in their CPR skills or haven't learned conventional CPR. Hands-Only CPR is easy to remember and results in delivery of more, uninterrupted chest compressions until more advanced care arrives on the scene. Bystanders must take action when they see someone suddenly collapse and stop breathing normally. When effective bystander CPR is given immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, it can double or triple a victim's chance of survival. Hands-Only CPR can help save lives. Do not give Hands-Only CPR to infants and children -- all infants and children who have a sudden cardiac arrest need conventional CPR. Adults who nearly-drown or have cardiac arrest due to a respiratory cause need conventional CPR. Check out this AHA video for more information http://www.youtube.com/americanheartassoc #sidewalkcpr#SMHarborPatrol

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 02:31PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment

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