Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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What is CPR?
A combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to victims thought to be in cardiac arrest
When cardiac arrest occurs the use of CPR can help support what?
A small amount of blood flow to the heart and brain to "buy time" until normal heart function is restored.
What does the C/A/B stand for?
Circulation
Airway
Breathing
On what step of CPR do you do compressions?
Circulation
Rescuers should be certified by one of what two organizations?
American Heart Association (AHA)
American Red Cross (ARC)
What is the key to survival for victims of cardiac arrest?
Prompt recognition of the arrest and immediate activation of the emergency response system
What are the steps of the survival chain?
Recognition/activation of CPR
Chest compressions
AED/Defibrillation
Rapid Defibrillation
Effective advanced life support
Integrated post-cardiac arrest care