You know, it really can be true that the best things in life are simple. Especially when it comes to CPR. In line with this, about five years ago the American Heart Association (AHA) began teaching Hands-Only CPR.
CPR is really great stuff! Simple Hands-Only CPR came along because AHA realized that folks get trained to do CPR but quickly lose the confidence needed to use it. People forget the ratio of breaths to compressions and worry that getting the sequence correct really matters. Thankfully, research has shown that the ratios aren’t that important. In fact, just doing the compressions can make a difference. Viola! Hands-Only CPR!