It’s a proven fact now, not only by research studies but also by real life data that people around the victim of sudden cardiac arrest are reluctant to do mouth to mouth breaths. The primary cause for this hesitation is that they are afraid of catching diseases from the victims and even those who are trained fear that they could not perform it correctly. The ratio of casualties collapsed in public due to sudden cardiac arrest is only 1 out of 5 who received CPR from a bystander.
According to a publication in The Journal of the American Medical Association on Oct 6, the study has concluded that those adult victims of cardiac arrest had 60% more chances of survival than those who didn’t receive appropriate CPR in a mall or a restaurant. American Health Association is a leader in training individuals for CPR, using mouth to mouth breath as an important part has updated its stance of training after the research in 2008. After investigation it is found that chest-only compressions are more efficient than giving both cardiopulmonary resuscitation and mouth to mouth breath for a patient receiving from a bystander, chest-only compressions are helpful in resuscitating until EMS team reaches the victim of cardiac arrest.