12 Mar '11, 4am

Changes to CPR guidelines

Changes to CPR guidelines

Among the changes to the national guidelines on resuscitation was the removal of the need to check a person's pulse to determine if he has suffered a cardiac arrest. -- PHOTO: NATIONAL RESUSCITATION COUNCIL FORGET checking a person's pulse to determine if he has suffered a cardiac arrest. Every second counts in the successful revival of an afflicted person, and the high degree of error in pulse-checking and the long time it takes makes it an obstacle to the person's survival. The removal of pulse-checking is one of the changes to Singapore's resuscitation guidelines, officially introduced by the National Resuscitation Council (NRC) yesterday. The changes were made to improve the quality and timeliness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in Singapore. The NRC is the accreditation body for all cardiac life-support training centres here. Speaking at the two-day National Re...

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