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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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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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If a person has suspected pulmonary embolism should you perform cpr?

If a person has suspected pulmonary embolism should you perform cpr?

If heart stops...: If the person's heart stops, regardless of the possible cause, CPR should be started, if you know how to do it. If you are not trained in cpr, call 911 immediately and they can tell you how to perform cpr. If you are interested in learning how to do cpr, there are classes available, including by the american red cross. But even if there is a pe, if the heart stops, CPR is needed. ...Read more

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Is a cpr-certified person required to perform cpr on a heart failure/car accident victim?

Is a cpr-certified person required to perform cpr on a heart failure/car accident victim?

Not sure of question: Any first responder operating in good faith is likely protected by good samaritan clauses as long as care is transferred to formally trained individuals who arrive soon thereafter. If you are asking if an individual who is trained should perform CPR if first on seen, that's a moral question, not a legal one. One would hope that any help is better than none would be the deciding factor to help. ...Read more

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How do you perform CPR?

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

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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 to learn to perform cpr yet?

How to learn to perform cpr yet?

Start online:: http://www.redcross.org/ca/san-francisco Will give you links to information on and scheduling of the CPR and First Aid courses they offer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone were to die from sufficating and you performed cpr on them immideatly after they died could you bring them back to life?

Well: You might be able to bring a person back from a respiratory or cardiac arrest. But regarding dying - guess that depends on which definition you are using for death. ...Read more