2010 CPR Update Series – 911 and Dispatcher Changes

This 2010 CPR update training, I take a look at the 911 and Dispatch Changes.  The biggest takeaway from this change is a simplification for the rescuer who is calling 911.  The dispatcher is going to ask a series of questions to determine if the victim is breathing or “Not”.  Not, can mean not breathing at all, or could mean not breathing normally(Agonal or gasping).  Upon this finding as well as deciding if this victim is in cardiac arrest due to asphyxia or medical condition like cardiac disease will change the directives the dispatcher will give to the rescuer.

Watch this RoyOnRescue video to help understand the difference between 2005 and 2010 and why the change was made.

Roy Shaw

Roy is the lead trainer and co-founder of ProTrainings. He is also an EMT paramedic whose opinions about rescue come from many years of experience on the ambulance.

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