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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
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
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 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
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.
Lots: In south florida kids are saved every day by by-stander cpr. ...Read more
An 88-yr old patient stopped breathing for a minute or two and was resuscitated by cpr, then he responded to questions by blinking his eyes once and moving his eyes many times on the first two days after the incident.
But he cannot respond by grabbing ot
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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