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Old 07-29-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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BALTIMORE, July 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. expert on cardiopulmonary resuscitation says an American and a European study both suggest dropping mouth-to-mouth from CPR and using "hands only."

Dr. Myron "Mike" Weisfeldt, physician in chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital says "less may be better" in CPR, and that the two studies were conducted from 2004 to 2009 involving 3,000 men and women who needed CPR.

CPR without mouth-to-mouth advised - UPI.com
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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. . . Weisfeldt says there are some people who should receive mouth-to-mouth during CPR including patients with sudden, acute heart failure, severe chronic lung disease, acute asthma or cardiac arrest.
"It is very important to understand that the patients in this study were adults and that for most children who suffer cardiac arrest, such as drowning victims, we must do rescue breathing," Weisfeldt says in a statement.
My guess is that most people (especially non-medical professionals) who learn CPR will still be taught to preform rescue breathing, since they will not be able to reliably determine if one of these conditions caused a person to become unresponsive.
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