CPR Coaching by 911 dispatchers

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A new scientific statement by the American Heart Association, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, found that more people would survive sudden cardiac arrest if 911 dispatchers would help bystanders assess the victim and instruct them to start CPR immediately. The goal of the statement is to increase how often that bystanders perform CPR.

The lead author of the statement, E. Brooke Lerner, Ph.D., is quoted in saying, “I think it’s a call to arms.” He also was quoted, “It isn’t as common as you think, that you call 9-1-1 and they tell you what to do.”

If more lives can be saved by having 911 dispatchers helping bystanders assess the victim and then coach them on using CPR, it is a good thing. The sooner that CPR is started, the greater the chance of survival.

Get complete details by reading, 9-1-1 dispatchers can save more lives by coaching bystanders in CPR.

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