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CPR

an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration

AED

Automated External Defribulator

CARDIAC ARREST

Sudden / unexpected stop of heart

CHAIN OF SURVIVAL

Early access to the emergency response system, Early cpr, early defibrillation, early advanced care

CHEST COMPRESSIONS

are downward thrusts on the centre of the chest that stimulate blood flow to vital organs in the body

RESCUE BREATHS

Breathing for a person who is not breathing

HEART ATTACK

a condition in which blood flow to a part of the heart muscle is blocked, which causes heart cells to die.

DEFIBRILLATION

treatment by stopping fibrillation of heart muscles (usually by electric shock delivered by a defibrillator)

AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION

Choking, inability to speak, eventual loss of consciousness

INITIAL CHECK

The first step in dealing with an emergency situation; this step determines whether there are life-threatening problems requiring quick care.

VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION (V-FIB)

most common abnormal heart rhythm in cases of sudden cardiac arrest in adults.

VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA (v-tach)

electrical problem in which the heart beats too fast to pump blood effectivley.

PAD

public access defibrillation

HEIMLICH MANEUVER

fist above navel, quick inward and upward thrust.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

WATER,CHILDREN,MEDICATION PATCHES,IMPLANTED DEVICES

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