Concerns about inappropriate contact or causing injury may help explain why bystanders are less likely to perform CPR on women – even “virtual” women – than on men who collapse with cardiac arrest, according to two studies presented at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018, an international conference highlighting the best in cardiovascular resuscitation… Read More »In the News: Two novel studies explore why women receive less CPR from bystanders
You’ve likely seen a fake version on television. Somewhere there is an emergency, and the hero steps in to save the day with some chest compressions and rescue breaths. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR, as it’s more frequently called, is a method of saving lives. It essentially involves massaging the heart to continue to pump blood… Read More »Why Learn CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)?
When we watch movies and TV, we suspend belief that people can’t actually fly, zombies aren’t real and animals can’t talk. So when CPR and other heroic measures to revive an unconscious victim pop up on the screen, should we react the same way? “Movies very rarely get it right,” said Dr. Howie Mell, an… Read More »On-screen CPR doesn’t always reflect reality