Updated recommendations make cardiopulmonary resuscitation
easier to learn and to do: Press hard. Press fast. Don't
Without warning, a family member or friend collapses, twitches
and gasps a few times, then lies deathly still. What do you do?
After calling 911 — exactly the right first move — most people do
nothing during the agonizing wait for an ambulance to arrive.
Starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation, even if you have
never taken a CPR class, can make the difference between
life and death.
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