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COVID CPR Safety Measures Don’t Lessen Survival: Study

The effectiveness of CPR isn’t compromised when EMS crews and others take recommended safety precautions against the new coronavirus, researchers say. Interim guidance issued by the American Heart Association and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says health care providers should take extra precautions during the pandemic. That includes using personal protective equipment and other protocols when administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patients at risk of cardiac arrest.