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how do you know when a person needs cpr

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: C-spine immobilization and long board. If a patient needs cpr, they won't be alive to worry about their spinal injury if you don't attempt to resuscit ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
You'll know it.: CPR is needed when the heart isn't pumping i.e. Cardiac arrest. In this situation the patient will remain unresponsive even if "fast and hard" chest c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Unable: They may be unable to perform cpr. They may be able to help in other ways.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Though you should realize that CPR is rarely successful, particularly in cardiac disease.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: If someone does not know how to do CPR, they can injure a person who does not need CPR. Alternately their lack of skill may not be effective in helpin ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma triggers: There are many asthma triggers including exercise, anxiety/strong emotions, etc. Performing CPR on a person is like doing exercise & stressful. If y ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
If heart stops...: If the person's heart stops, regardless of the possible cause, CPR should be started, if you know how to do it. If you are not trained in cpr, call 91 ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
AHA sponsored course: The american heart association sponsors official CPR course (infant and adult) for which you can sign up for on line.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. LERENA Yielding
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: CPR helps with sudeden death due to arrhthmias. Cardiomegaly leads to heart failure. Some meds could poosible help, but not cpr.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Not sure of question: Any first responder operating in good faith is likely protected by good samaritan clauses as long as care is transferred to formally trained individua ... Read More

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