so im sure everyone has seen the news report, they are trying (and starting) to shift over to hands only cpr. hands only cpr is pretty much what it sounds like, only using your hands. ; meaning you do not take rest periods to provide breaths. they are changing the order from a,b,c to c,a,b. they belive that when the person goes down they still have enough oxygen within their blood system that their brain can function, as long as the blood keeps flowing through the body
now ive had several conversations with my EMT-B instructor and we have come up with the conclusion that there is not a high probablity with the fact that their IS enough oxygen within the blood system, one major problem is how long has the person been down before someone finds them? if its been ten minutes is that oxygen within the body still there or even usable? we believe that the only reason why they are introducing this is to get the public more invovled into CPR, that when someone goes down they are not afraid to jump in and help; because they dont have to put their mouth on someone they dont know only push.
what i also want to know is if they plan on bringing this into health care protocols for health care responders or if this is only a public responce thing.
im just curious as to what you guys know about this method and how you feel about it, feel free to give its ups and downs.
Thank you, ill provide some links regarding handonly CPR