The American Nurses Association (ANA) Dept. of Nursing Practive and Policy provides the following information:
The American Heart Association issued revised guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for lay and professional rescuers.
The American Heart Association is re-arranging the ABCs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in its 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Recommending that chest compressions be the first step for lay and professional rescuers to revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest, the association said the A-B-Cs (Airway-Breathing-Compressions) of CPR should now be changed to C-A-B (Compressions-Airway-Breathing).
Find additional information, including, stats/fact sheet, chart of key changes, steps of CPR, CPR graphic and survivor stories in the American Heart Association press release and electronic press kit.