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Re: Would you do it? - September 8th 2011, 02:56 AM

... Actually, they don't teach mouth-to-mouth anymore and haven't taught it that way in years, what they did till recently was only teaching with using some kind of mouth barrier. Mouth-to-mouth is the least effective way to give breaths, and it takes a long time if you aren't 100% sure of it. They found that doing just compressions is more effective then stopping to give them breaths. And now they teach CPR as compressions only.

Personally, I would do what I have to do. I always carry some kind of mouth barrier with me, though if I didn't have it with me for some reason. I would do compressions only, because the risks from mouth-to-mouth are REALLY high. And it is more effective to just to compressions.

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