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More CPR training needed

20th November 2012

The British Heart Foundation has called for more members of the general population to be trained in how to give Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

The BHF said ambulance data showed less than one in five people who had a "survivable" cardiac arrest were given CPR by people nearby. "Most people can survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, but only if they receive immediate CPR. Sadly, in the vast majority of cases this doesn't happen. We know hands-only CPR works, but more bystanders need to step in if we're ever to see the majority become the minority," said Professor Peter Weissberg, the BHF's medical director.

 

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Article Information

Title: More CPR training needed
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23194
Date Added: 20th Nov 2012

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