Does CPR Really Work?
Has television glamorized the emergency response?
CPR has become a staple of emergency medicine since the 1960s. But a new study says it may not be saving as many lives as we once thought.
CPR has undergone many changes to improve the effectiveness of it. Despite the updates, only about 2 percent of adults who collapse and receive CPR actually fully recover. Those who do survive CPR experience major terminal illnesses like brain damage and broken ribs.
Researchers say television’s glamorization of CPR is to blame for the falsifying expectations of the effectiveness of CPR.
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