Monday, June 22, 2015

Take that CPR course!

The folks at the NE Journal of Medicine report:

A new study asks if training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) increases bystander CPR and survival. CPR performed before the arrival of emergency medical services is associated with an over twofold increase in 30-day survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.


A second study used a mobile phone positioning system to dispatch CPR-trained lay volunteers, which led to a significant increase in bystander CPR rates.  

Want more?

Read the Insights post on the Now@NEJM blog.

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