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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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