Monday, October 18, 2010
Today is the day on which the 2010 changes to the BLS protocols are to be announced. The rampant speculation is that the ratio of compressions to rescue breaths will change (go up) for full CPR and that the applicability of compression-only CPR will be expanded.
In the midst of all this focus on the specific numbers - particularly for us who have training materials to modify - it is important to realize that the getting trained / non getting trained and act / don't act decisions are far more important than the updating of the details of the protocol. And this becomes more relevant when you recall that the victim you see arrest is most likely to be a family member, a friend, or an acquaintance.
We will publish the news later today, if it is announced on schedule. In the meantime, why don't you go get trained?