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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidance published

Revised guidelines on performing and teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation have been published by the Resuscitation Council.

It states that chest compressions combined with rescue breaths is the method of choice for CPR by trained lay rescuers or professionals. But in the absence of training, bystanders to a cardiac arrest should seek help and do compression-only CPR until an expert arrives.

The guidance updates a document published by the council in 2005.

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