Just one minute of CPR video training for bystanders in a shopping mall could save lives in emergencies, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.
Researchers used a one-minute CPR video to improve responsiveness and teach compression only CPR to people with no CPR experience.
Participants were divided into two groups – half looked at the video, while half sat idle for one minute. In a private area with a mannequin simulating a sudden collapse, both groups were asked to do “what they thought best.”
Adults who saw the CPR video called 9-1-1 more frequently, initiated chest compression sooner, and performed better quality CPR.
Researchers say that ultra-brief video training may be a way to teach CPR on the fly in public places.