Monday, January 10, 2011

Don’t Rely on YouTube to Learn CPR

Although many people utilize the popular to gain information by watching video clips, some of the tutorials posted on the site are not the most dependable, especially when it comes to your health.

A recent study conducted in New York found that about half of the more than 50 videos posted on YouTube teaching CPR were posted by users without medical training. Of the other half of the videos, the majority were uploaded by certified CPR instructors, paramedics, doctors or private groups.

The study’s lead researcher, Dr. Karthik Murugiah, found that many of the video tutorials correctly demonstrated how to perform CPR. Still, quite a few videos displayed inaccurate methods, while others were missing important aspects of the CPR procedure, such as the rate of chest compressions.

Anyone interested in learning how to properly perform CPR can visit the American Heart Association online for information on CPR training courses. The site also details the importance of CPR and how it saves lives every day.

If you or a loved one has had a heart attack and have questions about the quality of the medical care received, call or email the medical malpractice lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos for answers. Our team has been helping clients with Bronx medical malpractice, Queens medical malpractice, Brooklyn medical malpractice, Manhattan medical malpractice and Long Island medical malpractice cases for over thirty years.


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