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DEMATTEO - WELLNESS 2 - CPR/AED

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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