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CPR. A lifesaving action.
When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Unfortunately, less than 1/3 of those people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location get that help. Most bystanders are worried that they might do something wrong or make things worse. That's why the American Heart Association has simplified things.
Two steps to save a life.
If you see an adult suddenly collapse, you should perform Hands-Only CPR:
1) Call 911.
2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
This application will teach you how to perform Hands-Only CPR through video instruction.
This application brought to you by the American Heart Association, the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. Learn more by visiting www.HandsOnlyCPR.org.
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What's New in Version 1.1
-Updated video from the American Heart Association
App should be withdrawn...
All this app has to offer is instructional video. It's a good video, but it falls far short of preparing someone to actually perform effective CPR. I fear that users will develop the false belief that they know CPR, and should they ever actually try it the training deficit could cost a life. The BHF offers a far superior app. If you can get past the uniquely British slang, this app will save lives. Their video is equally good, but they give you a loop of "Stayin' Alive" for rhythm and use the iPhone's motion sensors to insure you are giving correct compressions at the correct rate. That feature will make it possible for you to do effective CPR even if you haven't had a course and practiced on a simulator (both still highly recommended). BHF is the hands down winner, get their app!
REVIEWER IS WRONG
"CPR Certified" reviewer is wrong --it is proven if you start compressions on someone who doesn't need it, it won't cause harm (well of course unless you break a rib). You'll feel their heart working and their breathing if you you're doing compressions and they have a heartbeat and can breathe on their own. Key is to not waste much time at all assessing. Immediate uninterrupted (or VERY limited interruption) compressions are critical. Do a little research on the Internet to to get more "ok" with the idea and then find a good app for refresher if you need. this one is basic and fine for suspected cardiac arrest. Should keep it on your first page of apps.
In response to other reviews
As a bystander performing CPR, you should start compressions when the victim is unresponsive and not breathing or not breathing normally (obvious chest rise with each inhale and chest moves down with each exhale). Do not mistake gasping with normal breathing. Do not perform chest compressions if the person is breathing normally (should be obvious) and is only unresponsive. That is my two cents.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Dec 02, 2009
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 7.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jive Media LLC
- © 2009 American Heart Association
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.