CPR Technique Remains The Same

CPR Technique Remains The Same

by Brittany Harris on July 29, 2010

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is issuing a statement to the public to announce that the CPR technique has not changed despite recent reports.

A study conducted by The New England Journal of Medicine concluded that ventilation is no longer needed with chest compressions for CPR.

Director of Preparedness and Response, Julie Davis said, "for the time being we are teaching CPR compressions with ventilations, what people have seen in the media are based on researches that are being done by various groups."

According to the Red Cross, 30 compressions and two breaths is considered the standard technique. Davis says people are often nervous to perfom mouth to mouth.

"A lot of times it’s what we call the ick factor, that somebody doesn’t want to put their mouth on somebody that they dont know," said Davis.

The Red Cross advises the use of full CPR until any permanent changes are made.