Do not pause between CPR and providing defibrillation because doing so can be deadly.
That is the key message to be taken from a new Canadian study that shows for every five-second delay between pumping the heart manually and shocking it back into action, a patient’s chances of surviving cardiac arrest plummet by almost 18 per cent.
ANDRÉ PICARD – PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTER— From The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Jun. 20, 2011 4:00PM EDT