One minute CPR video helps people gain life-saving skill

Updated:Nov 16,2013

One minute CPR video helps people gain life-saving skill

Just one minute of CPR video training for bystanders in a shopping mall could save lives in emergencies, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. 
Researchers used a one-minute CPR video to improve responsiveness and teach compression only CPR to people with no CPR experience.

Participants were divided into two groups - half looked at the video, while half sat idle for one minute. In a private area with a mannequin simulating a sudden collapse, both groups were asked to do “what they thought best.”
Adults who saw the CPR video called 9-1-1 more frequently, initiated chest compression sooner, and performed better quality CPR.

Researchers say that ultra-brief video training may be a way to teach CPR on the fly in public places.


Related information:

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Researcher information:

Ashish R. Panchal, M.D., Ph.D.; The Ohio State Univeristy Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH.; (614) 937-2938;

Note: Actual presentation is 5:15 p.m. CT/6:15 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.
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