Why was Hands-Only™ CPR created?

The method was created to build bystander confidence and participation to assist adults experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. It is not a conventional CPR course. People who have not been trained in CPR within the last 5 years state that they are more likely to perform Hands-Only™ CPR than conventional CPR (with the breathing technique) for an adult who suddenly collapses. Hands-Only™ CPR is easy to remember and is an effective option for those bystanders who may be hesitant to help.

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1. What is Hands-Only™ CPR?
2. Who should receive Hands-Only™ CPR?
3. Why was Hands-Only™ CPR created?
4. Can you break people's ribs doing CPR?
5. Is there a danger in jumping in and giving CPR without being trained?
6. What should I do if I am getting tired while performing Hands-Only™ CPR?
7. Why don't adults who suddenly collapse need mouth-to-mouth breathing in the first few minutes after their cardiac arrest?
8. What do I do if I find an adult who has collapsed and no one saw it happen?
9. Not all people who suddenly collapse are in cardiac arrest. Will CPR seriously hurt them?
10. Is Hands-Only™ CPR as effective as conventional CPR?
11. Why did the American Heart Association decide to recommend Hands-Only™ CPR for adults you witness suddenly collapse?
12. How does this recommendation differ from the AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC?
13. Is the previous AHA recommendation for bystanders wrong?