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CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a technique combining cycles of chest compressions and rescue breaths to oxygenate and circulate blood to maintain life. Ask and answer questions regarding the CPR techniques, training and history.

Asked in First Aid, Death and Dying, CPR

Can you revive a dead person?

Yes but not always . Recent developments in in 2013 in America, Japan and Australia have meant that clinically dead people from 1 to 3 hours have been resurrected after cardiac arrest using mechanical CPR combined with ECMO treatment( extracorporeal membrane oxygenation - an artificial lung hat keeps oxygen and blood flowing to the brain and vital organs) . A new machine called "Äuto Pulse" uses a band that wraps around and squuezes the entire chest providing precise and consistent compressions. Brain death...
Asked in Acronyms & Abbreviations, Medical Definitions and Word Differences, CPR

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - also known as BLS (Basic Life Support) - is the procedure of maintaining artificial respiration and artificial circulation in a mammal who has gone into cardiac arrest through repeating cycles of chest compressions and ventilations. It is intended to maintain adequate oxygenation and circulation of critical body tissues, particularly those of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and heart so that advanced life support procedures can restore the circulatory system to a functional state. Cardio means heart, pulmonary...
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When can you stop performing CPR?

As a lay responder, the only times you should stop performing CPR once you have started are: If the victim starts breathing on their own or demonstrates other obvious signs of life You are too exhausted to continue Another trained responder arrives and takes over The scene becomes unsafe In certain jurisdictions, when you are presented with a valid DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order and you are able to verify that it is valid An AED is attached and ready to be used. After the...
Asked in Back Neck and Spine, CPR

When performing the head tilt chin lift what is the proper placement of hands?

One hand on the forehead, the other hand fingers should be lifting on the bony part of the jaw. ...
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Where should adult pads for AED be placed?

Place pads for adult AED on upper right of chest and lower left on the ribs. ...
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Are there CPR scenes in baywatch?

Yes there are some; but remember they are fake and not done correctly.
Asked in Symptoms, CPR

What are the symptoms of CPR?

Symptoms of those requiring CPR are no breathing, no pulse, no signs of life. ...
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What are the new ratios for CPR in an Adult?

As of the 2010 ECC: 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths for both 1-person and 2-person adult CPR. ...
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Can you shave the chest before using the AED?

Only in extreme cases would the chest need to be shaved. Usually pad placement can be adjusted to maintain contact. ...
Asked in US Air Force, CPR

What are steps for agonal breathing victim?

Agonal breathing will not support life; rescue breathing (or CPR if no pulse) is required. ...
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Condition no pulse and no breathing?

Near death condition (or death).
Asked in Childcare and Babysitting, CPR

What should you do if a baby's face turns purple?

cpr if you only know how to do cpr on adults dont do it you could pop their lungs. RING AN AMBULANCE!!!!!! just to be safe ...
Asked in Miscellaneous, CPR

How do you give mouth to mouth underwater?

Same as you do above water except it is a lot harder: Tilt the head back or jaw-thrust to establish an airway, take a breath (off your regulator, snorkle, or raise your head out of the water), pinch the victim's nose and blow your breath into the victim watching for the chest to rise. If the chest doesn't rise, re-establish the airway. Don't waste time getting the victim to the surface. If you are ascending from depth, allow the victim's breath to...
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CPR compression on an infant performed using?

Use 2 or 3 fingers, on the sternum, just below the nipple line.
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An infant in need of CPR will have?

No breathing and no pulse.
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What are the abc steps for CPR?

A = Airway B = Breathing C = Circulation The steps are now CAB.
Asked in Emergency Preparedness, CPR

What does AVPU mean in first aid?

AVPU refers to a patient's Level of Consciousness (or LOC) A - Alert - the patient is alert, able to communicate and responsive V - Verbal - the patient only responds to you when you speak to them P - Pain - The patient only responds when you apply a painful stimulus (such as pinching the trapezius muscle) U - No response at all. The patient is unconscious (or dead) ...
Asked in First Aid, Fetal Development, CPR

Does a child in the womb breathe?

No; the fetus gets its oxygen from the mother, via the umbilical cord.
Asked in First Aid, CPR

What is a reason that an aed or saed may indicate that there is no shock indicated?

An aed is programed to only deliver a shock under specific heart rythms, so when it say no shock advised, that means the heart isn't in that specific rythm. ...
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What do adult and infant CPR have in common?

For both adult and child CPR with one rescuer, perform 30 compression to every 2 breaths. Also, you want to ensure that you are doing 100 repetitions per minute in both adult and child CPR. Perform reevaluations after every 2 minutes by checking the pulse of the victim and check for breathing. ...
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AHA CPR test answers?

Can not be given out by any instructors.
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What is the description of a CPR mask?

A CPR mask is a mask that has a one-way valve on it so that it can be placed over the unconscious person's mouth. The valve only allows air to go into the unconscious person, to put air into their lungs while preventing air and or fluids (saliva, blood, etc.) from getting on you or in your mouth. If you accidentally put it on the person backwards, do NOT turn it around and and put the contaminated side on your mouth....
Asked in CPR, Emergency Medicine

What is the ratio for 2 man CPR?

As of the 2010 ECC updates: For ADULT CPR, the ratio is the same (30:2) for 1-person and 2-person CPR, but you should incorporate switching at least every 2 minutes/5 cycles For CHILD/INFANT CPR, the ratio CHANGES from 30:2 (1-person) to 15:2 (2-person), along with the compressor adopting a modified hand position in infant CPR. Switching should also be utilized. ...