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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

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Who invented cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)? Firemen?

WHO INVENTED CPR: No that is not the case CPR was first described by a french doctor in 1741, to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to dying victims.Since then we have come a long way and its evolution started in serious terms in earlu 1970s and it has had many changes over the years and many changes may take place in future.But it is not invented by firemen but by medical specialists. ...Read more

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What's lay person cardiopulmonary resuscitation for children?

There are...: ...Classes offered in this in many hospitals, clinics, and schools. It is a wonderful thing to know CPR for both grown ups and children. Knowing CPR may allow you to some day save someone's life. I encourage you to find a class near you. ...Read more

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Where can regular people go to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Fire station: Check w/ your local fire department, often they offer certification courses. ...Read more

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Does cardiopulmonary resuscitation really work? What is survival rate?

Does cardiopulmonary resuscitation really work? What is survival rate?

Much less than on TV: Most americans' understanding of CPR efficacy is gained from tv dramas- 77% portrayed as surviving cardiac arrest (ca). In reality, survival rates are poor: less than 10% survive ca outside of the hospital & less than 20% survive an arrest even if it occurs in the hospital. Survival rates for terminal or chronically ill people are 0-5%. Survival doesnt always mean a return to quality of life. ...Read more

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For elderly in assisted lliving, what are arguements for and against cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

It depends...: It depends on what the single individual wants. If a person decides for "dnr", that closes the argument. ...Read more

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What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Push hard push fast: CPR is simple- by pushing hard (compressing the chest) and fast (100 times a minute) any patient whose heart has stopped doing its job (beating effectively) can be supported until medical care arrives. No breaths. Not difficult. Save a life. ...Read more

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What requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation ?

What requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation ?

Arrest: CPR is initiated basically when the heart stops working and or the patient stops breathing. It's a bit of an oversimplification but that's the premise. ...Read more

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What's the defintion cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)?

What's the defintion cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)?

CPR: CPR means cardiopulomnary resuscitation. When an individual suffers a cardiac arrest, blood circulation stops and organs suffer and the individual can die. By instituting CPR as quickly as possible a life can be saved. Simply put, it is an emergency procedure where by performing external compression of the chest over the heart, blood flow is temporarily restored to vital organs. ...Read more

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Where do I find new guidelines?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Where do I find new guidelines?

AHA website: The american heart association updates the guidelines approximately every 5 years. The most recent guidelines were in 2010. Here is the website: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/cprandecc/cpr_ucm_001118_subhomepage.Jsp. ...Read more

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