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Source: The Cochrane Collaborative
Last Reviewed: March 2017
Workgroups: Preparedness Workgroup
In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that when untrained bystanders performed CPR, with help from emergency medical services (EMS) professionals via telephone, people were more likely to survive to hospital discharge with continuous chest compression-only CPR than interrupted chest compressions plus rescue breathing. When EMS professionals performed CPR, people were slightly less likely to survive to hospital discharge with continuous chest compressions plus rescue breathing than with interrupted chest compressions plus rescue breathing. These interventions are for people who have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
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Zhan, L., Yang, L. J., Huang, Y., He, Q., & Liu, G. J. (2017). Continuous chest compression versus interrupted chest compression for cardiopulmonary resuscitation of non‐asphyxial out‐of‐hospital cardiac arrest. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017 (3). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010134.pub2