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How could mouth to mouth resuscitation keep people alive?

How could mouth to mouth resuscitation keep people alive?

Effective oxygenatio: Mouth to mouth after ruling out any bodies in the mouth help to oxygenate the pressure by overcoming airway resistance from the carioresp. Failure/arrest.It opens up airways and and makes the air to reach the lungs . Soon after mouth to mouth is started , has to get CPR as heart and lungs fn together as a unit. No use of reviving one sys(pulmonary-lung. Needs chest compressions with asst.Breaths. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How can you save someone from death by mouth to mouth resuscitation in the countryside?

How can you save someone from death by mouth to mouth resuscitation in the countryside?

CPR: Call 911. You already know how to. Mouth to mouth resuscitation is the start of cpr. Alternate that with chest compressions. ...Read more

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What're the differences between a mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a mouth to nose resuscitation?

What're the differences between a mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a mouth to nose resuscitation?

Resuscitation: I recall from medical school doing mouth to nose resuscitation when there is blockage in mouth or other reasons that disable you from getting air through mouth, and visa versa. ...Read more

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Can you get exposed to thrush from doing mouth to mouth resuscitation?

Can you get exposed to thrush from doing mouth to mouth resuscitation?

Yes, but...: While you can be exposed to the yeast that causes thrush, most people with a normal immune system will not develop thrush. ...Read more

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What effect of carbon dioxide of a rescuer's air have on a victim during mouth to mouth resuscitation?

What effect of carbon dioxide of a rescuer's air have on a victim during mouth to mouth resuscitation?

No effect: Generally small enough percentage that is doesn't make a difference. The idea is to get oxyden into the victim, that's what is needed. ...Read more

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How will i know if the mouth-to-mouth and nose resuscitation i performed is effective?

How will i know if the mouth-to-mouth and nose resuscitation i performed is effective?

Few things: Patient's chest wall expanding well with your good efforts at mouth to mouth which you can see while doing, pts' efforts to come back to life like improving colour of skin from pallor/blue from cyanosis to better colour, blinking his eyes, body movements, efforts to cough, efforts to get up on his/her own from the lying surface, vital signs returning such as carotid pulse, spont.Breath efforts, moans. ...Read more

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What is resuscitation in a hospital?

What is resuscitation in a hospital?

CPR: Resuscitation is defined as any medical intervention to sustain life, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiac arrest. However, resuscitation is not limited solely to CPR. Patients who require resuscitation in the hospital are usually critically-ill requiring life support in the setting of an intensive care unit (ICU). ...Read more

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What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Push hard push fast: CPR is simple- by pushing hard (compressing the chest) and fast (100 times a minute) any patient whose heart has stopped doing its job (beating effectively) can be supported until medical care arrives. No breaths. Not difficult. Save a life. ...Read more

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What requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation ?

What requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation ?

Arrest: CPR is initiated basically when the heart stops working and or the patient stops breathing. It's a bit of an oversimplification but that's the premise. ...Read more

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What's the defintion cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)?

What's the defintion cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)?

CPR: CPR means cardiopulomnary resuscitation. When an individual suffers a cardiac arrest, blood circulation stops and organs suffer and the individual can die. By instituting CPR as quickly as possible a life can be saved. Simply put, it is an emergency procedure where by performing external compression of the chest over the heart, blood flow is temporarily restored to vital organs. ...Read more

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When must I start doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a newborn?

When must I start doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a newborn?

Heart rate below 100: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or cpr, should be initiated if a newborn's heart rate is below 100, despite being warmed, dried, and stimulated. Newborn CPR follows the "abcs" - airway, breathing, and circulation, proceeding from a to b to c if the heart rate does not rise above 100 with each intervention. Chest compressions, which are part of c, are indicated if the heart rate drops below 60. ...Read more

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How can a lay person learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) for infants?

How can a  lay person learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) for infants?

AHA sponsored course: The american heart association sponsors official CPR course (infant and adult) for which you can sign up for on line. ...Read more

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During cardiopulmonary resuscitation why would a nurse have to locate xyphoid process?

Landmark: By locationg the zyphoid process, compressions can be done in a most effecient way, esp avoiding the stomach area. ...Read more

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If someone is accidentally shocked by a defibrillator being used during a patient resuscitation, and lost her babyc could the defibrillator be the cause?

If someone is accidentally shocked by a defibrillator being used during a patient resuscitation, and lost her babyc could the defibrillator be the cause?

Question: this is not a simple question. A lot more information would be needed to evaluate the possibility/probability. There is a possibility but the probabilities would vary depending on the variable data ...Read more

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What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

CPR: Take a course in CPR from the red cross. Frist call 911. Then start caridac massage. Then secure an airways and provide oxygen if you can but caridac massage done properly is the most important. ...Read more

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Who invented cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)? Firemen?

WHO INVENTED CPR: No that is not the case CPR was first described by a french doctor in 1741, to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to dying victims.Since then we have come a long way and its evolution started in serious terms in earlu 1970s and it has had many changes over the years and many changes may take place in future.But it is not invented by firemen but by medical specialists. ...Read more