Improving Pre Hospital Resuscitation

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Running Head: Improving Pre-hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1 Varying Methods To Improve Facets and Overall Methods of CPR Trident Technical College/ The College of Charleston Running Head: Improving Pre-hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 2 Author Note Austin R. Drouin, Department of Exercise Science, College of Charleston Austin R. Drouin is currently enrolled in the EMT Basic Program, Trident Technical College. Correspondence pertaining to this article should be addressed to Austin Drouin,EMT Basic Program, Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC 29424 Contact: drouinar@g.cofc.edu Varying Methods To Improve Facets and Overall Methods of CPR Since its development in the early 1950s, CPR has become the cornerstone for cardiac arrest treatment. Incorporating a variating ratio of chest compressions and ventilations, CPR has consistently demonstrated an improvement of outcomes when promptly and precisely administered to cardiac arrest victims. The American Heart Association (A.H.A) provides constant guideline updates as more current, more advanced research is made available. The most recent A.H.A update was released in 2005. At that time A.H.A introduced a new change in compression-to-ventilation ratios, switching from 15:2 to 30:2. This was done with the intent of increasing oxygen perfusion to starved tissues in adult victims. (1st Source) Their have been other innovative ideas about improving CPR, of which
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