Hands-on CPR

Last week a 37-yr old female slumped down at home in front of her family and turned blue in the face. Her mother called 911, CPR was started, and the lady was brought back from the dead in the ER. Today, she’s being discharged home all thanks to one thing: the continued delivery of oxygen to the brain thanks to excellent delivery of CPR, which allowed the hospital team to work with a body preserved for saving. No matter where you are, if you see someone go down, call 9-1-1 first, vigorously try to arouse the person for a few seconds, put your ear to their bare chest to see if you hear a beat or check their neck for a pulse, and start with hands only CPR with for forceful heaves. You will save a life!

Dr. Emil Avanes Physician director of Harmony Health MD

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