HealthDay Reports: COVID Got You Scared of Performing CPR? Study Finds Infection Risk Is Low
New research shows a low risk for coronavirus infection if you perform CPR on someone in cardiac arrest.
THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Someone collapses with a cardiac arrest nearby -- in the COVID-19 era, do you dare to assist?
Here's some reassuring -- and potentially lifesaving -- news: You're at low risk for coronavirus infection if you perform CPR on someone in cardiac arrest, new research shows.
CPR can save the lives of people who suffer cardiac arrest in a public place. But concerns have been raised during the current pandemic that chest compressions used in CPR could release respiratory droplets containing the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.