Article from CBC news:

Rather than the ABCs of Airway, Breathing and Compressions, the new guidelines for health- care providers and emergency medical services stress starting compressions first.

The guidelines, which also apply in Canada, now stress:

  • Early recognition of cardiac arrest, urging people to call 911 or their local emergency if they find someone collapsed and unresponsive and not to delay by looking, listening and feeling for breathing or pulse.
  • “Push fast and push hard” on the chest to perform compressions rather than trying to remember the recommended 30 compressions-to-two breaths ratio of traditional mouth-to-mouth.
  • Give compressions to a depth of at least five centimetres in adults, about five centimetres in children, and approximately four centimetres in infants.

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