Researchers Question the Benefits of Rescue Breathing in CPR

The New England Journal of Medicine Has released a study suggesting that administering CPR to a cardiac arrest patient with rescue breathing may be no more effective than administering CPR (chest compressions) alone. Researchers say the study is not conclusive enough to dismiss the benefits of rescue breathing, but that it supports a protocol strategy that emphasizes chest compressions and minimizes assisted breathing. CanWest News Service


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