Mouth to mouth ventilation does not improve CPRBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7248.1493 (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1493
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
When performed by a bystander, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with chest compression alone provides similar survival to standard CPR with chest compression plus mouth to mouth ventilation in sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of Washington, in Seattle, compared the outcome of 520 cases of cardiac arrest outside hospital. In each case, a bystander was randomised to receive telephone instructions by a fire department dispatcher, who provided either standard CPR instructions with mouth to mouth ventilation or instructions for chest compression alone. Instructions …
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