Bioscience

Statewide study shows chest-compression-only CPR improves survival

October 6, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: University of Arizona] – Arizona data published in the Oct. 6, 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) show that chest-compression-only CPR by lay individuals is associated with better survival for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared with CPR that calls for chest compressions interrupted by mouth-to-mouth “rescue breaths.”
 
The statewide experience in Arizona, found that the overall survival of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was 5.2 percent without any bystander CPR, 7.8 percent when bystanders did conventional CPR with rescue breaths, and 13.3 percent for those receiving chest-compression-only CPR.

For more information: Statewide Study in Arizona Published in JAMA Show Chest-Compression-Only CPR Improves Survival