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Cpr Activities For Kids
How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from an adult and older people?
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
How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from adult and older people?
Take the class: It's great that you are asking this question. CPR is different for infants and adults. It continues to evolve as we learn more. The introduction of aed's has made learning CPR even more important. The quicker you can get electricity to the heart the better. Take a class. Who knows when you might save a life. ...Read more
If 88 yr man had cpr (later responded to questions by blinking eyes) had a positive CT scan, but EEG activity of 5%. Chances of braindamage? Waking up?
Family meeting...: In the instances where there's an elderly person who was sick enough to need CPR and the family has questions about prognosis, it's best to have a sit down family meeting with the primary doctor/icu doctor and neurologist to discuss goals of care. On average about 15-18% of people >65 who have CPR survive to hospital discharge. This is serious enough to warrant a family meeting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At least a 100/min: In 2010, the aha updated their CPR guidelines. One of the changes was that they recommended a compression rate of at least a 100/min, whether it is an infant, child or adult. Another major changes is the sequence= it is now c-a-b instead of a-b-c. For a synopsis of the new changes, click here: http://firstaid.About.Com/od/cpr/qt/09_2010_cpr_guidelines.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child cpr question - is the breathing and chest compressions the same or almost the same as for adults?
American Red Cross: Lots of good materials free on their website. You can probably bind videos on youtube as well but try to find one that references the arc or aha. ...Read more
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