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While performing adult CPR. What compression depth should be accomplished?
Compressing to a depth of at least 2 inches.
You witness a person collapse, unresponsive, no pulse and you hear gasping sounds. What should you do?
Begin CPR; the gasps are not normal breathing.
What type of victim requires high quality CPR?
A victim who is unresponsive with no normal breathing and no pulse.
Allowing complete chest recoil is important, why?
The heart will adequately refill between compressions.
You notice the person giving chest compressions is not allowing for complete chest recoil. What should you do?
Tell the compressor you notice decreased chest recoil.
Rapid defibrillation is a link in the adult Chain of Survival. Why is this important to survival?
It eliminates the abnormal heart rhythm.
In a 2-resuer CPR-you notice the compressions rate slowing down. What should you say to the rescuer giving compressions?
"You need to compress at a rate of 100 to 120 per minute."
When should rescuers switch positions during a 2-rescuer CPR?
Switch rescuers about every 2 minutes.
When the AED arrives, what is the FIRST step for using it?
Turn on the AED.
After the AED pads are applied to the victims chest and the AED analyzes the heart rhythm-what is the next step?
Follow the AED prompts.
What should you do if the victim is submerged in water and you are going to use the AED?
Pull the victim out of the water, and wipe the chest.
If the victim has a hairy chest and the AED pads do not stick-what impact will that have on the AED?
may fail to deliver a shock.
When using a bag-mask device, how can you be sure you are providing effective breaths?
Observing the chest rise with breaths.
What is the compression-breath ratio for 1-rescuer infant CPR?
30 compressions to 2 breaths.
How do you relieve a responsive, choking infant of severe airway obstruction?
Give sets of 5 back slaps and 5 chest thrusts.
How do you relieve choking is an unresponsive infant?
Perform CPR, and look in the mouth for the obstructing object.
When providing chest compressions to a child, what depth should the compressions be?
By compressing the chest at least one third the depth of the chest, about 2 inches (5 cm).
If a victim with foreign body airways obstruction (FBAO)becomes unresponsive, what should you do?
When performing CPR on an unresponsive choking victim. What should you do each time you open the airway?
When giving compressions in a team-based resuscitation attempt, what should occur?
How often do 2-rescuers alternate compressions with breaths?
What the most appropriate elements of *Team dynamics?
Clear roles and responsibilities.
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