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Hands-only CPR may not be best method for rural population
Hands-only CPR may not be best method for rural population

(May 2, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Toronto - Hands only CPR may not be the best method for individuals who live in a rural area, according to a report published in the Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis on 10 studies regarding hands-only CPR. Only one study examined the procedure in rural populations. However, several of the other studies found that individuals who have to wait more than 15 minutes for an ambulance might have the best chance of surviving if they underwent chest compressions and mouth-breathing. These results question whether the AHA's hands-only CPR guidelines are best for people in a rural setting.

 
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