On June 25, Circulation published “CPR Quality: Improving Cardiac Resuscitation Outcomes Both Inside and Outside the Hospital: A Consensus Statement From the American Heart Association,” which notes the quality of CPR varies widely between systems and locations. The five critical components of high-quality CPR are: “minimize interruptions in chest compressions, provide compressions of adequate rate and depth, avoid leaning between compressions, and avoid excessive ventilation.” Download the statement.
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