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Are there different types of cpr?

Are there different types of cpr?

Basic summery answer: There are 2 main types of CPR and each type has some differences for infants and small children vrs. Adults. There is basic CPR that does not require any medical related training. Any person can and should get certified in this potentially life saving activity. The 2nd type of CPR involves some medical training involving the use of drugs, tubes into the lungs, and electric shocking of the heart. ...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


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What types of cpr are there?

What types of cpr are there?

Few common ones: Compression only CPR is used by bystanders; two-rescuer CPR is used by ems/medical; iac-cpr is interposed-abdominal compression-cpr--which might help return blood to chest, but hasn't been adopted; acd-cpr is active-compression-;-decompression-cpr, which is like the "plunger" to pull up after pushing down--also not in wide use. Open-cpr is used in surgery with hands on heart. Auto-cpr uses machine. ...Read more

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Is there a different way you should perform cpr based on different age groups?

Is there a different way you should perform cpr based on different age groups?

Yes: Adults use 2 hands lower 1/2 of sternum 100+/min. Kids (1-8yo) 1 hand lower 1/2 of sternum 100+/min. Infants ( ...Read more

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How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from an adult and older people?

How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from an adult and older people?

Courses: For CPR are administered throughoit the us. The aha has useful programs. Speak to your primary care provider to sign ip for training. ...Read more

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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

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Does some nursing home staff treat residents differently if dnr or other? I mean with regard to engaging or helping them, etc not with regard to cpr.

Does some nursing home staff treat residents differently if dnr or other? I mean with regard to engaging or helping them, etc not with regard to cpr.

No: If a resident is on hospice or has a dnr order, they should not be ignored or treated with less care. Often, since the goals of care are comfort, they are given more attention to prevent pain an unnecessary suffering. ...Read more

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What happens if cpr is performed on a healthy person?

What happens if cpr is performed on a healthy person?

You'll know it.: CPR is needed when the heart isn't pumping i.e. Cardiac arrest. In this situation the patient will remain unresponsive even if "fast and hard" chest compressions are being given. If the patient is not in cardiac arrest (sleeping, intoxicated, etc), they will respond in some way when compressions are begun as compressions are not pleasant. Look at it this way, if they wake up, your job is done. ...Read more

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