True or False?

True or false? You should approach victims of cardiac and pulmonary arrest by applying the ABCs: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation.

False.
According to the latest Basic Life Support guidelines from the American Heart Association, published in 2015, the new approach is CAB: Circulation (compressions), Airway, and Breathing. This change was made to reflect the importance of compressions in cardiac arrest. Getting the blood flowing is more important than establishing an airway or administering rescue breathing.

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