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Amy Umble is health reporter for The Free Lance-Star
Push hard and fast
Hands-only CPR is just as effective as conventional CPR when performed by a bystander, according to the association. It says that only a third of those who suffer sudden cardiac arrest at home, work or in public get CPR from a bystander. It hopes that by simplifying the procedure and doing away with the mouth-to-mouth portion of it, the public will be more likely to help.
The association has created a new web site with instructional video. Its message is a simple one: If you see an adult collapse suddenly, call 911 and push hard and fast at the center of the person’s chest.