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Where on the chest do you push when you do cpr chest compressions?

Where on the chest do you push when you do cpr chest compressions?

Midbreastbone: Remember, the secret to chest compressions is hard and fast. At least 100 compressions a minute, and depress the sternum 2-3 inches. Lean over the body for best results and use your body weight, not your arms (they tire quickly). ...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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How hard do you have to push when you are doing chest compressions in cpr?

How hard do you have to push when you are doing chest compressions in cpr?

R u student or medic: If you need to pass CPR course keep your elbow straight and push upto 2 CM needs to create good prefixing rthymn - if you are not trained do your best. ...Read more

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When you start cpr, do you start by breathing or by chest compressions?

When you start cpr, do you start by breathing or by chest compressions?

Chest compressions: In 2010 the aha revised their CPR guidelines to change the order in which care was initiated. Previously the recommendation had been to follow the order abc (which stood for airway, breathing, circulation (compressions)). The new recommendation is abbreviated cab- reflecting an emphasis on compressions. In fact, if you'd rather not give mouth to mouth breathing- compression only CPR is fine. ...Read more

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Why would you use more chest compressions per minute during cpr on a child than an adult?

Why would you use more chest compressions per minute during cpr on a child than an adult?

Faster: They have a faster heart rate normally, so during cpr, they should have more chest compressions. ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are cpr and chest compressions done for the same reason?

Can docs please explain are cpr and chest compressions done for the same reason?

CPR: Chest compressions are a component of CPR. For a good explanation check out: http://www.emergencymedicaled.com/213CPR%20InDepth.htm ...Read more

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I took a CPR class today & we were doing chest compressions all day. Now my left hand is swollen & my left arm is starting to hurt. Is this okay?

I took a CPR class today & we were doing chest compressions all day. Now my left hand is swollen & my left arm is starting to hurt. Is this okay?

Trauma: It sounds like you may have strained one of your muscles or ligaments. If this is the case, resting the area should help. CPR, if done properly, should not cause the administrator any pain. ...Read more

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What is the compression rate for cpr in a child of 5 years old?

What is the compression rate for cpr in a child of 5 years old?

At least a 100/min: In 2010, the aha updated their CPR guidelines. One of the changes was that they recommended a compression rate of at least a 100/min, whether it is an infant, child or adult. Another major changes is the sequence= it is now c-a-b instead of a-b-c. For a synopsis of the new changes, click here: http://firstaid.About.Com/od/cpr/qt/09_2010_cpr_guidelines.Htm. ...Read more

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