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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


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Does "row row row your boat" memory aid for cpr help you remember the steps?

Does "row row row your boat" memory aid for cpr help you remember the steps?

It Can: Any mnemonic device you can use to better remember the steps of CPR is a benefit, especially to the person you are helping. Find the easiest way to remember the steps of cpr, and use whatever it takes to remember them. ...Read more

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How long should you do cpr before giving up?

How long should you do cpr before giving up?

As long as you can: If it is a baby or young adult keep doing CPR until help arrives - in hospital we have done CPR for 30 min and revived patients. ...Read more

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What should you do if the victim vomits while giving cpr?

What should you do if the victim vomits while giving cpr?

Side, sweep, resume: Turn them on there side, sweep there mouth out and resume compressions. The new standards for layperson CPR focus on fast and hard compressions without ventilation's to keep circulation going until advanced help arrives. That said I think it is reasonable to stop briefly to clear the airway to prevent material from entering the airway. ...Read more

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Broken back or neck, do I still give cpr?

Broken back or neck, do I still give cpr?

I would: If the difference is life and death, I think keeping the heart/lungs going clearly trumps the small chance of worsening a spine fracture. I would stick with spine precautions, however. ...Read more

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If I had to give cpr to someone, should I still take them to the hospital if they are alright?

If I had to give cpr to someone, should I still take them to the hospital if they are alright?

Call 9-1-1!: Anyone who requires CPR should be taken to the hospital in an ambulance immediately! ...Read more

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Can I give cpr to another person sence I have COPD & ashma is there. A danger of me having an ashmma attack?

Can I give cpr to another person sence I have COPD & ashma is there. A danger of me having an ashmma attack?

Get training...: One way to determine if you would tolerate giving CPR is to take a CPR training class, where you will be taught to perform CPR on a mannequin. This might give you an idea of your ability to perform cpr. Actually performing it on a person is more stressful but with proper training, it can be life-saving. ...Read more

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If someone experiences pulmonary embolism should I give them cpr?

If someone experiences pulmonary embolism should I give them cpr?

CPR when appropriate: You should always apply CPR to someone who has stopped breathing and/or their heart has stopped pumping, regardless of the cause. Let a physician decide when it's time to stop CPR and whether or not CPR is appropriate. ...Read more

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How would you give cpr to someone who may have a broken neck?

How would you give cpr to someone who may have a broken neck?

See below: In someone with no pulse and no breathing, CPR takes priority over everything else, otherwise the person will die. If you suspect trauma to the neck there are techniques to administer CPR without moving the neck. This is discussed in every basic life support course which is a great thing to take. ...Read more

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How can you give cpr to someone who may have a broken neck/back?

How can you give cpr to someone who may have a broken neck/back?

Hold neck still: You put one hand on either side of the head to stabilize the cervical spine, and proceed with cpr. The chest compressions are more important than the respirations but hold the neck in the midline and stabilize the spine while doing CPR unless the neck is not centered- do not attempt to center the neck if it appears dislocated. Just keep it immobile. ...Read more

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How would assess an unconscious victim before giving first aid or cpr?

How would assess an unconscious victim before giving first aid or cpr?

ABCs (abacavir): Always check the abcs (abacavir) before initiating first aid or cpr:

airway
breathing
circulation. ...Read more

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During cpr which is done first? Check the airway or give the chest compression?

During cpr which is done first? Check the airway or give the chest compression?

Assess Airway: The initial steps of CPR are as follows: assess for adequate airway (no obstruction), evaluate for spontaneous respiration or breathing, and then provide chest compressions for circulation. However newer guidelines (2010) do stress the need for more rapid and effective chest compressions with less emphasis on rescue breaths. Aeds also play a very important role in resuscitative care as well. ...Read more

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Should you give cpr when someone is not breathing but has a pulse or the other way around?

Should you give cpr when someone is not breathing but has a pulse or the other way around?

Clear airway: If there is a pulse, open mouth and clear airway. If they are breathing without a pulse, chest thump. ...Read more

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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

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If knows patient have spinal injury in out of hospital how we can give cpr? Required any poteaction

If knows patient have spinal injury in out of hospital how we can give cpr? Required any poteaction

Yes: C-spine immobilization and long board. If a patient needs cpr, they won't be alive to worry about their spinal injury if you don't attempt to resuscitate them. The key is to minimize further damage to their spine by immobilization. If you are an emt you should know this backward and forward. If you are a lay person, just know that you want to keep their spine immobile, especially cervical. ...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.?

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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Is it safe and beneficial to give a heart attack victim nitrostat (nitroglycerin) before doing cpr?

Is it safe and beneficial to give a heart attack victim nitrostat (nitroglycerin) before doing cpr?

Heart attack: If someone needs CPR nitro is not given. CPR is usually given to someone who is experiencing cardiac or cardio-pulmonary arrest. ...Read more

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Procedure for cpr?

CPR: Compressions should be performed with great force to be effective, just short of breaking the sternum. 100 compressions per minute. ...Read more