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Does doing cpr require that you do mouth to mouth?

Does doing cpr require that you do mouth to mouth?

: In children, cardiac arrests almost always occur as a result of an airway obstruction (i.e. Choking on a piece of food). The heart stops beating specifically because it is not getting enough oxygen from the lungs (because of the airway obstruction). In this case, clearing the airway and providing mouth to mouth breathing is an essential part of cpr. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Cpr and first aid class question. Is it true that you don't have to do mouth-to-mouth any more?

Cpr and first aid class question.  Is it true that you don't have to do mouth-to-mouth any more?

Yes: Compressions are more important than breathing it's important to start compressions as soon as possible. Check for unresponsiveness, check the pulse , tell someone to call 911 and then start compressions. There is enough oxygen in the bloodstream to support life if you do compressions quickly. ...Read more

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I had to give cpr to someone tonight. I gave breaths without a mask and then i saw blood coming out of his mouth. Do i need to checked out by a dr.?

I had to give cpr to someone tonight. I gave breaths without a mask and then i saw blood coming out of his mouth. Do i need to checked out by a dr.?

Good for you!: Good for you for stepping up to help! if the person you helped has been diagnosed with HIV or hepatitis, there is a small chance you could be at risk. Speak to your doctor asap, because certain preventative therapies are available. Should you be in this situation again, it is ok to begin CPR without doing mouth-to-mouth breathing. Chest compressions alone may be enough. Again, good job! lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any asthma inhalers that don't require you to thoroughly rinse out your mouth after each use?

Please tell me if there are any asthma inhalers that don't require you to thoroughly rinse out your mouth after each use?

Thrush....: When you use a steroid inhaler, you need to rinse your mouth and spit it out to prevent a fungal infection called thrush. Bronchodilator inhalers do not carry this risk. Thrush causes a white coating on your tongue that can't be scraped off and it is uncomfortable. It can be treated but it is best to prevent it! ...Read more

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Pizza burned roof of mouth, does this require medical attention?

Pizza burned roof of mouth, does this require medical attention?

Pizza burn: Ususally resolve on their own if you avoid the area when eating and try to keep it clean, using warm salt water rinses, you can see your dentist for any follow up or peace of mind and they may provide you with additional treatment, they may send you to a specialist like an oral surgeon if deemed necessary. ...Read more

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Will hole in roof of mouth to sinus area from pleomorphic adenoma removal heal closed or will i require another surgery?

Will hole in roof of mouth to sinus area from pleomorphic adenoma removal heal closed or will i require another surgery?

Need more info: If the adenoma was removed recently and the hole is small, i would say that healing by secondary intention could occur. However, without knowing more about your case, i cannot say more except that you need to ask your surgeon that question. ...Read more

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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