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CPR, The Future of Rescue Training


March 4, 2017

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A new method of performing CPR has been taught to first aid res-ponders and the whole community of paramedics in the Washington State. Well, it’s not a new style or a different way of performing it, it’s an immense emphasis on administering CPR immediately. In this new update person performing CPR should keep giving compression’s to the victim without any pause in between the compression.

To elaborate it further you may call it that this new way is kind of Hands-Only CPR taught to these health care professionals. This speeds up the process of blood flow while the victim is unconscious reducing the damage caused to the brain due to insufficient blood. They are naming it as High-Performance CPR.

The Emergency Medical Team will now focus more on administering CPR rather than doing any other medical activity immediately after they’ll reach the victim of cardiac arrest. EMS Medical Program Director Mr. Kevin Hodges told that “For every minute that goes by without CPR after a cardiac arrest, 10% of those people will die,”

With this new methodology CPR becomes the top priority activity to be performed on a victim of cardiac arrest eliminating all other activities like moving the patient into the ambulance, or putting him or her on acot, even CPR has gained priority over the use of AED. Kennewick paramedical personnel Mr. Eric Nilson said “We usually get out of the rig, everybody grabs the equipment, and we all go inside. The new focus is as soon as they stop the vehicle, a person jumps off that rig and immediately runs to wherever the patient is, identifies the patient that is in cardiac arrest and immediately starts CPR”.

During statistical analysis, it’s been found that the CPR resuscitation with other methods involved during the first aid given to a victim of cardiac arrest only has a 15 percent success rate. While in the Kings County of Washington with the implementation of High-Performance CPR, EMS teams have a success rate of 46 percent. This success rate is not the end of it they are now planning to achieve 75 percent success rate in the coming year, which is nearly impossible to believe on.

This remarkable achievement rate has led other countries to adopt the same methodology if they detect the victim on the scene has a cardiac arrest. The emergency medical service professionals are also trained about the quality of chest compression, no of compression per minute and the depth of each compression as per the weight of the victim to perform better while administering CPR.