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Hands-only CPR: A lifesaving technique within your reach

July 2, 2019

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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Julie Corliss is the executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before working at Harvard, she was a medical writer and editor at HealthNews, a consumer newsletter affiliated with The New England Journal of Medicine. She … See Full Bio
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Kazem Zarrabi
July 3, 2019

It will be very helpful if you attach a video that would explain the steps in action.

July 6, 2019

Be helpful if free CPR classes were offered in every community with over 200 people. Annually. I’ve found only one, attended it, & it’s never been repeated. Some employers offer free annual training to their employees, but hospitals, EMT services etc., could also offer classes frequently as a public service, although given the profit driven increasingly consolidated health care system in the US, I suppose doing something for the public good–for free–is perhaps too much to expect.

You tube videos are great, but actual experience (repeated) in where to place your hands, how hard to press, to what rhythm–with an instructor present to correct any misplacement, etc. is the best. Certainly instructing people so they can have the confidence to help others is an excellent idea.

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