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How Many Different Types Of Cpr Are There
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from an adult and older people?
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
External support: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a person presses down on the chest & releases ~100x/minute to cause the pt's heart to be squeezed & externally cause blood circulation when not beating on its own. Rescue breaths allow oxygen & carbon dioxide exchange when pt not breathing. CPR 'buys time' to get Medics to pt & pt to ER while trying to identify & correct cause of heart stopping. About 6-16% survive. ...Read more
Training: Only trained first responders should engage in CPR and everyone who is fit enough to get training should. There are many local institutions that offer CPR training. Firemen often do so as a side business. ...Read more