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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

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If someone is unconscious, but breathing, do you need to perform cpr?

If someone is unconscious, but breathing, do you need to perform cpr?

No: If they have a pulse and are breathing, there is no need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or chest compressions. Unconscious people can have both, one or none of the above. In the new guidelines for cpr, if you come across someone who is unconscious and not breathing, start doing rapid chest compressions. Trained medical professionals are encouraged to look for a pulse before starting cpr. ...Read more

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How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from 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

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How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from an adult and older people?

Courses: For CPR are administered throughoit the us. The aha has useful programs. Speak to your primary care provider to sign ip for training. ...Read more

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I don't know to do our how to handle this situation.. My stepson killed himself a week ago and we are all in agonizing pain. We have no answer as to why.. My husband and I preformed cpr and failed. I'm having nightmares, my oldest is drinking himself stup

I don't know to do our how to handle this situation.. My stepson killed himself a week ago and we are all in agonizing pain. We have no answer as to why.. My husband and I preformed cpr and failed. I'm having nightmares, my oldest is drinking himself stup

Please go to AlAnon: for support in dealing w/your son who is drinking. Check w/your doctor or local hospitals for a support group for loved ones of those who commit suicide. You and your spouse are dealing w/major trauma and will each respond in your own way. Try not to take your pain out on one another. Seek help to smooth out the process a bit. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it helpful to perform cpr on a patient with an mi that is still breathing?

Is it helpful to perform cpr on a patient with an mi that is still breathing?

Probably not: A patient who is still breathing implies a functional heart rhythm, which is the primary reason to do mechanical cpr. So if one is still breathing, then supportive care to ensure a good, open airway, and calling for help asap, should be the priorities. If the patient stops breathing and no pulse is detected, and no AED device is readily available, then CPR needs to be instituted. ...Read more

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Is it okay for medics to perform cpr if the patient has spinal fracture?

Yes: Paramedics are trained to provide emergent stabilization of a critically ill patient and to transport the patient as quickly and safely to the nearest hospital. They are trained in spinal precautions. If someone needs CPR, not performing CPR would likely lessen the patient's chance of survival. ...Read more

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What must a home health worker know about newborns, cpr, and the aed?

What must a home health worker know about newborns, cpr, and the aed?

I see adults: And as such i can't comment on newborns but a home health worker ought to know how to perform basic CPR ("basic life support") and should know how to use an automatic external defibrillator if one is available where the individual is working. Both skills can be learned in an afternoon. ...Read more

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For what length of time can your heart be stopped before you can successfully perform cpr?

Depend: Depend in few factors. Like age, co-morbidities( prior medical condition affecting cardiopulmonary reserve), lifestyle( obesity, smoking, too much alcohol, nutrition status), the situation ( increase survival in cold water drowning). There was a case of a 54 y/o with cardiac arrest for 90 min who survive. Dr roger d white directed the cpr. But, early the better. CPR is a very good skill to have. ...Read more

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I got CPR and BLS certified today. Is it normal to feel really out of breath after performing compressions for five cycles?

Yes.: Most people feel out if breath after 1 cycle of 100 good compressions. Good job on doing 5 sets! Not sure why you had to do so many? Your breathing however should quickly return to baseline, if it's not have someone drive you to the closest ER or call EMS/911. ...Read more