From ABC to CAB: American Heart Association Announces Changes in CPR Guidelines

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The American Heart Association recently released new guidelines that recommend rearranging the order of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, more commonly known as CPR, by putting chest compressions before mouth-to-mouth.

The new guidelines will replace the current A-B-C method of Airway, Breathing and Compressions. The new CPR order will be C-A-B, with compressions done before opening the airway and breathing into the victim’s mouth, according to information from the heart association.

For more information and to read highlights of American Heart Association’s change in 2010 guidelines, click here to download a PDF summary.

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