AHA CPR 2011

In April 2011 the American Heart Association recommended new guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The following advisory notes are produced in accordance with the American Heart Association, European Resuscitation Council, and the Australian Resuscitation Council, as part of ongoing research by ILCOR.

The new guidelines are based on extensive reviews of various studies, literature, debates, and discussions by prominent international resuscitation experts. They represent the most comprehensive research into emergency cardiac care to date but do not show a great change from 2005 guidelines and further reinforce emphasis on providing effective chest compressions with minimal interruptions.

One Rescuer Adult CPR Guidelines

CPR hand placement varies slightly when applied to adults, children, and infants, but the rate and ratio of chest compressions remain constant for all three circumstances.

Please note: CPR should not be performed on a person who does not need it!

First Aid Tip: Adequate care provided is better than perfect care withheld