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A 32-year-old member asked:

does any app give the detailed steps in cardiopulmonary resuscitation&what to do in each sequence?

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Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
There are apps: CPR and choking app, try it.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

Should you do cpr on someone who was struck by lightning?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: CPR should be performed on anyone who is not breathing and does not have a pulse (cardiac arrest). Cardiac arrest can occur after a lightning strike because of the electrical shock delieverd to the heart. Although not all lightning strikes result in cardiac arrest, if the person struck is not breathing and does not have a pulse, CPR should be started immediately.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How long should you do cpr before giving up?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Until help arrives: If you (or someone else) has called 911, continue CPR until the ambulance arrives. If you are somewhere that is inaccessible to an ambulance, continue CPR for 15-20 minutes, if the patient remains unresponsive, further CPR is incredibly unlikely that the patient can be revived.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Should you give cpr if you feel only a faint pulse?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: If you can feel a pulse, no matter how faint, you should not perform cpr. If a pulse is present, the heart is still providing blood flow to vital organs and performing CPR could disrupt this process.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What happens if cpr is performed on a healthy person?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
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 compressions are being given. If the patient is not in cardiac arrest (sleeping, intoxicated, etc), they will respond in some way when compressions are begun as compressions are not pleasant. Look at it this way, if they wake up, your job is done.
A 25-year-old member asked:

How do I get permission to do cpr from someone who is unconscious?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No need: In truly emergent situations (such as cardiac arrest requiring cpr) consent is presumed and therefore not necessary. Additionally, good samaritan laws exist to protect rescuers when they are providing help.

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