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Boston EMS Backs New 'Hands-Only' CPR


As expected, the American Heart Association today endorsed the new, "hands-only" form of CPR today (Yes, we predicted this on Friday, right here. And for more detail, see our initial post here.)

Now this just in from Boston EMS:
Boston EMS officials today are gladly supporting new American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for CPR that prioritize chest compressions for bystanders trying to revive people whose hearts have stopped.

For everyone wondering where to learn the new technique, there's this on the City of Boston's Website:
Boston EMS offers numerous CPR Certification program to fit you or your organization’s needs. Call today to learn about one that’s right for you and to schedule a class 617-343-1125.

This program aired on October 18, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.

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