Wednesday, December 07, 2005

New CPR Guidelines

There are new guidelines out for CPR according to the American Heart Association. I recently had a nursing student who was with me during a code who commented that the doctor was "doing it wrong according to what she had been taught in school". I explained that he was correct and that the number, depth, and speed of compressions is very important to perfusion and that one should always try to obtain up to date information from reputable sources.
I also explained that often what we are taught in school doesn't always get followed in the real world. The best way to ensure that she is giving adequate care to her patients is to become an informed provider...

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