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Procedure for cpr?

Procedure for cpr?

CPR : Compressions should be performed with great force to be effective, just short of breaking the sternum. 100 compressions per minute. ...Read more

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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How do you perform CPR?

How do you perform CPR?

Complete instruction: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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How can cpr save lives?

How can cpr save lives?

It does every day: Cpr, especially when administered immediately saves lives by keeping circulation going from the heart to the brain.This keeps oxygenation up enough to prevent death and buys time for the emergency personnel to arrive. ...Read more

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How is CPR administered?

How is CPR administered?

Instructions >: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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How do you do cpr on a baby?

How do you do cpr on a baby?

See this video:: It's probably best to go to an infant CPR class but there are many videos on the internet. Take a look at this one: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=rm2z8glgl8c. ...Read more

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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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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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What is CPR exactly? How does it work?

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