Chest compression’s is a drastic measure and only to be preformed on a cardiac arrest patient. Cardiac arrest secondary to respiratory arrest is an entirely different animal than a simple cardiac arrest from heart disease, prognosis is very poor BRAIN DEATH ETC HAS CAUSED THE HEART TO STOP LACK OF OXYGEN. Roberts, James R. MD InFocus: Dissecting the ACLS Guidelines on Cardiac Arrest from Toxic Ingestions
Roberts, James R. MD
InFocus: Intranasal Naloxone for Prehospital Opioid Overdose
Atcheson SG, Fred HL. ‘Letter: Complications of cardiac resuscitation’ Am Heart J. 1975;89(2):263-5
Hoke R. S., Chamberlain D. ‘Skeletal chest injuries secondary to cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ Resuscitation 2004;63(3)327-38 http://www.resuscitationjournal.com/article/S0300-9572(04)00252-7/references
Tens of thousands in Ontario, Canada taught all the signs of breathing emergency (drug OD) then trained to give chest compression’s only. Under ventilate any respiratory emergency may cause noncardiogenic pulmonary edema ad fin item.
Empower laypersons what they think is a life saving technique they are eagerly following a clinicians instructions increasing morbidity and mortality any breathing emergency patient. Increases mental and physical illness drug use and abuse, loss of trust in medical profession, addictions and harm reduction workers dysfunctional society. Ontario’s protocol you deny grade school science ‘How the Heart and Lungs work”
My letter ‘Flaws in Toronto’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Program’ EMN 2015; 37(12):31 With hyperlinks to Public Health Ontario’s training literature, and also the proper protocol.
The only moderated comment Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Official site AliasCPR