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2017 CPR Updates- 3 Things you Need to Know

Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 4:15PM



In November, the American Heart Association updated the guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (EEC).


 These are the highlights that you need to know:


  1. Adults in cardiac arrest should be given only chest compressions. Compressions are with your hands.
  2. Children and infants in cardiac arrest should be given both rescue breaths and compressions.
  3. If you call 911 reporting an adult in cardiac arrest, the dispatcher will instruct you over the phone how to perform chest compressions. You will not be instructed to give rescue breaths.


To learn more about CPR and to review the updated guidelines go to https://eccguidelines.heart.org/index.php/circulation/cpr-ecc-guidelines-2/



CPR in Volusia County


CPR saves lives. You never know when you may be in a situation where you will need to act. Whether you want to get trained in the basics or just need a refresher course, Halifax Health Healthy Living Centers offer classes right here in Volusia County. For more information or to register for an upcoming CPR class contact Healthy Living Center Director Raquel MacDermant at 386-425-5210.

The Healthy Living Centers are a partnership between the Volusia and Flagler Family YMCA and Halifax Health. They offer a variety of health education classes to the community in Port Orange, Deltona, Deland, and Ormond Beach. They offer seminars on nutrition, support groups, health screenings, and much more. Learn more about Healthy Living Center programs at  http://vfymca.org/hlc/ .


Stayed tuned to the County Health Care Guide Blog to learn more about assisted-living, senior care, senior placement, and important senior news in Volusia County. From Daytona to Port Orange to New Smyrna Beach, the County Health Care Guide is the only resource you need.

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