Improving Outcomes from Resuscitation: From H-H to TH to H2
Until the early 1950's there did not exist any effective treatment for airway obstruction or cardiac arrest for laypersons. In the late 50's isolated steps were described to establish a patent airway (A), provide mouth-to-mouth breathing (B) and restore circulation (C) with chest compressions. Tying those steps together into an A-B-C sequence became the basis of physiologically effective cardiopulmonary-cerebral resuscitation (CPCR), as the method was called originally.1
- Received October 27, 2014.
- Accepted October 29, 2014.