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How long after someone stops breathing can you still revive him?

How long after someone stops breathing can you still revive him?

Depends on temp: Depending on the patient's temperature from 4 minutes to hours. People who are immersed in very cold water may often do quite well up to 1-2 hours after drowning. Most patients suffer severe brain injury after 2 to 4 minutes of no breathing. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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What do you do if a person stops breathing but they still have a pulse?

Clear their airway: Make sure nothing is obstructing their airway and move them on their side. If they still don't breathe return them to their back and start mouth to mouth breathing. ...Read more

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If a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, what should you do?

If a patient with a hemothorax stops breathing, what should you do?

Transport trauma Ctr: Ambubag pt. until help arrives At the trauma Ctr. he'll be intubated and Chest Tube placed low and lateral on the side of the hemothorax. Don't try this at home kids ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can I do if someone stops breathing due to coughing caused by a cold or flu?

Can you tell me what can I do if someone stops breathing due to coughing caused by a cold or flu?

Call 911 or...: Start CPR if you are comfortable to do so. However, apnea (stop breathing ) after cough spell due to cold or flu is very rare. ...Read more

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How do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack?

How do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack?

It depends: If a person is having difficulty breathing due to an asthma attack, then they should receive albuterol, a common asthma rescue medication. If a person is not breathing due to an asthma attack, then lifesaving measures must be taken by initiating CPR and calling 911. Subsequent care by authorities will focus on treating the underlying asthma attack. ...Read more

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