This week the American Heart Association announced new CPR guidelines that place a greater emphasis on chest compressions. Most of us are familiar with the A-B-C concept that has long been a part of CPR training: Airway, Breathing, then Compressions.
The new American Heart Association Guidelines move compressions to the first step: C-A-B. The reasons for the change include an attempt to make CPR easier to perform and to begin compressions as quickly as possible when responding to an emergency.
Learn more about the new guidelines here: