Sixth-graders can learn, perform Hands-Only CPR

ANAHEIM, California, Nov. 11, 2017 — Students as young as sixth-graders can learn and perform CPR effectively and should be targeted for training, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Researchers assessed the ability of 160 sixth-graders (average age 12) to perform Hands-Only CPR for adults, using music and a video game to help the students attain the correct compression rate. The students were divided into three groups. One group (the control) watched the American Heart Association’s video CPR...

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