Artificial Respiration is a device or machine that allows a patient or person needing assistance for breathing Breath. This machine acts as the lungs of the person where o…xygen can go in and out sustaining life in the body. (MORE)
CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation): is the compression of the chest. The aims of this is to: 1. Supply blood to the brain and all around the body. 2. To deliver oxy…gen to the brain and body (which the body needs to survive). 3. To keep blood pressure up inside the body. If successful, a person may "come around" or "wake up". Artificial Respiration (also known as: "mouth to mouth" or "the kiss of life"): Is the process of breathing into the lungs of an unconscious person via the mouth (blowing air into the mouth of an unconscious person). The aims of this is to: 1. To keep the oxygen levels up inside the body. 2. Deliver oxygen in the body so that it can be transported to the brain and all around the body. Again, if successful, a person may "come around"(MORE)
Artificial Respiration is a very specific measure when a personcannot breath or when their ability to breathe on their own is orwill be compromised. I will deal first with the… latter. A person's ability to breathe on their own may be from an injury orillness, or may be planned (medical procedure) or may occur as acomplication of surgery. For examples: .
If a person's airway is compromised (ex. progressive swellingdue to allergy reaction), a physician may "tube" the patient toprotect the airway and prevent the swelling from closing off theairway completely. A ventilator performs the "artificialbreathing". .
When a patient is breathing ineffectively, a physician in theER or hospital may insert a tube to protect the airway, boost O2saturation in the blood, protect kidney perfusion, and allow toxinsto clear the body (example: an overdose). Intubated and on aventilator, the patient is in the ICU until the ventilator can beremoved. .
A person whose O2 stats dropped during surgery may be tubed andput on a ventilator. Otherwise, many situations can affect a person''s breathing when athome or out in the community without a doctor or medical equipmentnearby. As a couple examples: .
Person has inhaled water (a near drowning). The heart is stillbeating, but the person is not breathing. .
A person with asthma suddenly cannot breathe, turns blue, andcollapses. The heart continues, but the person is not getting anyO2. .
The person has thrown a blood clot (a thombus, blood clot, hasturned into an embolism, a blood clot traveling through thebloodstream), causing a heart attack. Both respirations and heartbeat has stopped. The problem with respiratory arrest is that it can very quicklylead to cardiac arrest, too. So a Samaritan helping the personshould be prepared to lose both. Samaritans should not try to do artificial respirations when aperson is still breathing, which includes: .
audible wheezing - air is still moving .
coughing - air is still moving .
when a person can still talk - they must be breathing totalk .
when a person complains of shortness of breath (SOB) - they arestill breathing NOTE 1: Choking is a separate issue. A rescuer or Samaritan mustdeal with the obstruction FIRST, then do artificial respirations IFthe person does not automatically start breathing. NOTE 2: Collapsing does NOT automatically mean to start CPR. Theperson may have just fainted. (MORE)
Yes, the person can be kept in artificial respiration temporarily or permanently. 1:in a hospital a person is given artificial supply of oxygen ,when he is in coma, as long as… he can survive under such condition . 2:and for example when a person drowns ,he or she is given artificial respiration. (MORE)
Before artificial respiration (more commonly known as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) is commenced, you should work through the universal Patient Management Plan, as in the case… of all first aid and emergency medical scenarios. 1) First and foremost, ensure the safety of you and your team. There is no use putting yourself in danger as you will only end up with having more casualties to deal with. 2) Next, check if the patient is awake and responding. Use your voice to shout, and tap on the patient's shoulder to see if he/she can hear you. If the patient does not show signs of response or acknowledgement, proceed to the next step. 3) Ensure the patient has a patent airway. Do this by tilting the head back and lifting the chin. Look into the mouth and throat to see if there are any obvious abnormalities such as a blockage. If you see an obvious obstruction, sweep a gloved finger through the patient's mouth to try and dislodge the object. 4) Check for the patients breathing by looking at the chest rising, feeling the movement of the stomach and listening to sounds of normal breathing. If no breathing is present, proceed to the next step. 5) Palpate the carotid pulse (located at the neck) to check for a pulse. If a pulse is present, but the patient is not breathing, commence mouth-to-mouth resuscitation but NOT chest compressions. If there is no sign of a pulse, commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Between every two cycles, recheck for signs of life. It is of the utmost importance to call an ambulance or seek urgent medical assistance the moment you have determined a patient is not responding to you. That way, a medical team is put on standby to assist you in case you find out the patient is in cardiac arrest later on in your Patient Management Plan. If a defibrillator is available, it is vital that this is connected to the patient as soon as possible to increase the chance of survival. It is also worthwhile to note that many institutions stress that mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is not a necessary component of CPR, and only puts inexperienced first aiders in a harder position. My answer states the need and importance of mouth-to-mouth as well as chest compressions, but chest compressions should be given priority and NOT be compromised for rescue breathing. Another debate among prehospital emergency workers is whether there is a need to check the pulse at all. The current first aid manual of St John NZ states that in the absence of breathing, there is no need to check for the pulse and one should simply resume the whole CPR sequence. The theory behind this is that inexperienced first aiders often have difficulty locating the pulse, especially in a time of great stress and urgency. The answer I have provided is a guide and should not be taken as anything else. Always follow what you have been taught in your first aid course and abide by instructions in a reliable and up to date first aid manual. (MORE)