'No, no, go!' is best response to someone needing CPR

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'No, no, go!' is best response to someone needing CPR

October 2, 2017

Don't assume that the victim's airway needs clearing, UW Medicine expert says 

If someone in cardiac arrest needs CPR, don’t waste time trying to move the person’s tongue out of the way, experts say. A study found that this consideration unnecessarily slows response when every moment counts.

Dr. Peter Kudenchuk of the University of Washington School of Medicine recommends the “No, No, Go!” approach: First check whether the collapsed person is conscious and breathing normally. If the answer is “no” to both, then bystanders are advised to immediately start chest compressions.

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