Cardiac & Resuscitation, News

Salina EMS Changes CPR Method

SALINA, Kans. – It’s a scary situation nobody wants to be in; having to give someone CPR. The Salina Fire and EMS team averages about five of those calls a month. Now they’re changing the lifesaving procedure to have a better chance of saving lives in an emergency.


Thirty chest compressions followed by mouth to mouth, that’s standard CPR according to the current American Heart Association Guidelines. It’s the way the Salina Fire and EMS team have done it for years. That’s about to change.

“The old way is ineffective,” said Chief of EMS Marvin VanBlaricon.

As of Monday, the emergency crews will perform CCR or cardio-cerebral resuscitation.

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