The Wrong Way to Learn CPR

How-to CPR posters are widely available. Everyone comes across them in public locations like restaurants and schools. A web-based image search returns thousands of results for home-made and commercially produced charts. Even though these posters are popular and easy to read, they are not an effective way to learn CPR. Printing a CPR poster does not prepare you to save a life when an unexpected emergency occurs.

There are many reasons why printing a CPR poster will not help save a life:

  • Posters cover only the most basic details
  • Retrieving an reviewing a poster takes time away from treating the victim
  • Posters do not answer rescuer’s questions nor provide detailed explanations
  • The poster may contain incorrect or out-of-date information

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