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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 checking apical pulse how do you make sure you are in the right spot on chest?

When checking apical pulse how do you make sure you are in the right spot on chest?

Feel: The apical pulse is felt by put the hand on the chest and using the heel of the hand to palpate the point of maximum impulse. This should be fairly easy to tell ...Read more

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When you have physical therapy do they put their hands under your shirt the whole time when they're checking you out and doing stretches?

When you have physical therapy do they put their hands under your shirt the whole time when they're checking you out and doing stretches?

Appropriately only..: I guess that depends on what type of physical therapy your are receiving. If you think that something inappropriate is going on, you just have to ask for the supervisor or director and state your case. ...Read more

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How can your chest expand when you breathe when your ribs are in the way?

How can your chest expand when you breathe when your ribs are in the way?

Ribs move too!: Your ribs have muscles that contract and expand and allow the rib cage to move when you breathe. ...Read more

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If you press on your abdomen really deep can you feel organs move or just simply feel them there ?

If you press on your abdomen really deep can you feel organs move or just simply feel them there ?

They do move.: If you lay still you can see and feel your heart beating on your chest. If you take a deep breath you can feel your liver move down from under your right lower ribs. borborygmus is technically the sound (rumbling) that air and liquid make when moving through the intestines but it frequently can be felt and sometimes seen. Your abdominal aorta can often be felt pulsating in your mid abdomen. ...Read more

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When you sleep on your side can you get chest wall pain?

When you sleep on your side can you get chest wall pain?

Yes: Many things can cause chest wall pain. An osteopathic physician (do) can assess your pain and, if the cause is a rib or spinal problem, fix it. As do's are full-fledged physicians and trained in manual treatment, like chiropractors, they may be better equipped than either chiro's or md's, alone, to assess such pain, find whether the cause is an organ, muscle or bone and decide how best to proceed. ...Read more

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Do your chest hurts when you having a stroke?

Do your chest hurts when you having a stroke?

Not a symptom: Of stroke! chest pain on left side with radiation left arm or up into jaw more likely cardiac. Your young for it! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you breathe & your chest hurts to your back while sick?

What does it mean when you breathe & your chest hurts to your back while sick?

Pleuritis: Likely, this is an inflammation of the lining of the lung. There could be other explanations but it is not clear what you mean 'while sick'. Other such things can cause this including pneumonia and pulmonary embolus. ...Read more

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What's the new cpr procedure where you don't have to do breathing?

What's the new cpr procedure where you don't have to do breathing?

That is right: Mostly because the compressions are more important than aeration. The concentration of oxygen in the air in the lungs is sufficient to provide enough oxygen if it can be circulated by chest compressions. ...Read more

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When will you know it's your heart not chest muscle?

When will you know it's your heart not chest muscle?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor?

How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz:

http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html ...Read more

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I have chest and neck pain when i run on the treadmill, what to do?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are reproducible when using a treadmill - your heart needs to go through further testing - see your doctor. If the pain is very severe go to the er. ...Read more

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What to do if i appear to have pigeons chest where my rib cage sticks out. If I do push ups would it be less noticeable or will it just push the bone out even more?

What to do if i appear to have pigeons chest where my rib cage sticks out. If I do push ups would it be less noticeable or will it just push the bone out even more?

Pectus carinatum: Pigeon chest is a common chest wall abnormality. In pre adolescent patients, sometimes surgery is indicated for cosmetic or respiratory indications. Most patients live normal lives and can engage in exercise and sports. There is no harm in pushups, although it is unlikely to change your chest wall. If appearance is the issue, plastic surgery for male or female pectoral implant may help. PFT if SOB ...Read more

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Uncomfortable/tight/pressure in chest when at rest (not all the time and don't notice it when I am active), feels the need to take deep breaths?

Uncomfortable/tight/pressure in chest when at rest (not all the time and don't notice it when I am active), feels the need to take deep breaths?

Unusual : given your age and the fact that is is occurring sporadically at rest and not with exertion this seems unlikely to be a primarily heart related problem but I would suggest you discuss with your primary care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Do I have to purse-lip breathe all the time?

Do I have to purse-lip breathe all the time?

No: Normally we don't need to think how we breathe. Breathing is a natural process. If thinking is required to carry out the process of breathing, then something is wrong on either physical or emotional level. You need to be seen and the doctor will make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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What position must the diaphragm be in when you inhale and when you exhale?

What position must the diaphragm be in when you inhale and when you exhale?

Diaphragm position: When you inhale your diaphragm contracts descending lower in the chest. The opposite is true for exhaling. Other chest muscles are involved in respiration such as the intercostal (internal and external fibers), scalene and sternocleidomastoid muscles. Abdominal muscles also contribute to forceful exhalation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your chest and lungs feel like they are burning when you breathe out?

What does it mean when your chest and lungs feel like they are burning when you breathe out?

Possibly asthma: Asthma is more of a problem 'getting air out' than getting air into the lungs. This is caused by the contraction of the muscles that surround the lungs, as well as swelling to the lining of the bronchial tubes. Trapped mucous can also cause a problem. You should see your doctor about this right away. ...Read more

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Why do surgeons go through the chest to do surgery on the spine?

Why do surgeons go through the chest to do surgery on the spine?

Varies: Some done posterior-back. If the disc or spine problem is toward the front, the anterior neck, or chest, or abdominal approach is very helpful to get good exposure. ...Read more

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What happens when you get muscle pain in the chest wall?

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What happens when you get muscle pain in the chest wall?

Hurts: Muscle spasms can occur in the chest. May need some painedication for relief. ...Read more

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