Bystander CPR Better than Waiting for Paramedics

Fall 2004 CSANews Issue 52  |  Posted date : May 15, 2007.Back to list

New research shows that bystanders performing CPR or using external defibrillators save as many cardiac arrest victims as trained paramedics. The data, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, also reveals that cardiac arrest victims receiving this type of treatment are less likely to suffer brain damage.

Editor's Note: It would be a good idea to get a defibrillator for your park and/or community centre.