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How would learn to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) first aid?

How would   learn to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) first aid?

Red cross: I would suggest contacted the red cross to look into whatever courses they provide. Also, some hospitals and community groups also provide CPR instruction courses. ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Definition)

Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to ...Read more


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What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

CPR: Take a course in CPR from the red cross. Frist call 911. Then start caridac massage. Then secure an airways and provide oxygen if you can but caridac massage done properly is the most important. ...Read more

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How does cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) work?

How does cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) work?

CPR HOW IT WORKS: The main principal of CPR to to keep a persons vital organs to be oxygenated.This is not possible unless heart is pumping blood and lungs are able to get oxygen in the body.Hence the word cardio(heart)pulmonary(lung)resusccitation.So you pump the heart to push blood in vital organs and breathe through artificail means to oxygenate the blood. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

What is the definition or description of: cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Chest compression : Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to beat on its own. ...Read more

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When must I start doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a newborn?

When must I start doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a newborn?

Heart rate below 100: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or cpr, should be initiated if a newborn's heart rate is below 100, despite being warmed, dried, and stimulated. Newborn CPR follows the "abcs" - airway, breathing, and circulation, proceeding from a to b to c if the heart rate does not rise above 100 with each intervention. Chest compressions, which are part of c, are indicated if the heart rate drops below 60. ...Read more

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How can a lay person learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) for infants?

How can a  lay person learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) for infants?

AHA sponsored course: The american heart association sponsors official CPR course (infant and adult) for which you can sign up for on line. ...Read more

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During cardiopulmonary resuscitation why would a nurse have to locate xyphoid process?

Landmark: By locationg the zyphoid process, compressions can be done in a most effecient way, esp avoiding the stomach area. ...Read more

First Aid (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...Read more