CPR update: chest compression is key.

Improving the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills among

both the lay public and health care professionals is the theme of the

American Heart Association’s new guidelines–and optimizing chest

compression is the means to that end.

“Push hard, push fast, allow full chest recoil after each

compression, and minimize interruptions to chest compressions,”

said the authors of the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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