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For the Professional Healthcare Worker
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refers to the heart
reviving a person who is dead or seems to be dead
Compressions, Airway, Breathing-this is the Order of What is DONE to save a LIFE. Compressions FIRST
How deep should CPR chest compressions be?
2 inches (2")
Allow chest to completely re-expand after compression and gets Blood and oxygen to the BRAIN
Why do we push HARD and FAST in CPR?
It's been proven that Hard and Fast Chest Compressions SAVE LIVES it is effective to give HANDS ONLY CPR for up to 5 minutes while waiting for an ambulance to arrive
How many compressions per minute should be done with excellent chest recoil?
How long can a person be without Oxygen to the brain before brain death occurs?
7 Minutes -Maximum
After 5 minutes damage occurs
you can give CPR for 5-7 minutes (500-700 Compression) before you need to breathe for the victim
What type of surface should victim be laying on?
Hard Flat Surface (if patient is on Hospital Bed or Stretcher you put a CPR board under them-the Headboard of the bed comes off and can be used)
What if the victim is wet or very Sweaty? (Diaphoretic)
If they are laying in water MOVE them.
If they are very diaphoretic you must wipe down their chest BEFORE you apply AED pads
Excessive sweating commonly associated with heart issues and other medical emergency conditions.
30:2 of compressions to respirations
automatic external defibrillator
What is the FIRST STEP when using an AED
Turn on the AED
Second Step when using a AED
Proper Placement of the PADS
Don't touch the Victim-Hands Off-it may take some time for the AED to decide if you must SHOCK the victim OR if you should continue CPR
What should you do if victim has a hairy chest?
There are razors in the kit-Quickly Shave them and apply the Pads to their Chest-
IF there are 2 sets of pads available you can place them on the victims chest and WAX the hair off.
Good Samaritan Law with CPR
Once you begin CPR you must continue unless the following things occur:
1. Someone of equal or greater experience comes to help
2. You are physically exhausted and Cannot Continue to Perform Chest Compressions
breathing for a person who is not breathing on his or her own
BVM (bag valve mask) also called AMBU
emergency resuscitator used to assist ventilation (breathing)
head tilt-chin lift maneuver
a technique used to open the airway of a patient with no suspected neck or spine injury
When giving 30:2 ratio CPR how long is the maximum time in between Compressions and Breaths?
respirations near death
carotid pulse site
side of neck
pulse area on an infant in CPR
The two thumb-encircling hands technique.
What is the proper technique for performing 2-rescuer CPR on an infant?
two finger infant CPR
Center of chest Hard and fast 140-160 per minute (infants heart rate is much faster then adults)
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