CPR Should Intensify in Minority Communities

Published on in CHOP News

According to a recent study led by Maryam Y. Naim, MD, cardiac intensivist in the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Hispanic and African-American children are less likely than their white counterparts to receive conventional CPR (compression and breaths), which had improved survival compared to compression-only CPR or no CPR.

‘The data indicates that “while a lot of the public health efforts have focused on Hands-Only CPR, I think that we need to emphasize that children need conventional CPR — and that they have better [neurological] outcomes,” said Dr. Naim.’

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