cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun

: a procedure designed to restore normal breathing after cardiac arrest that includes the clearance of air passages to the lungs, mouth-to-mouth method of artificial respiration, and heart massage by the exertion of pressure on the chest

Examples of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The collaborative effort aims to train 1 million residents in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2024 Officers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man, who was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to the dispatch supervisor. Jennifer Edwards Baker, The Enquirer, 2 Feb. 2024 Visitors with emergency medical training were performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man when the rangers arrived. Mirna Alsharif, NBC News, 28 Jan. 2024 Deputies began cardiopulmonary resuscitation and called 911. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Nov. 2023 In 2020 a randomized clinical trial of this approach, known as extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR), at the University of Minnesota showed that the technique resulted in a survival rate of 43 percent, compared with 7 percent in standard care. Erica Westly, Scientific American, 27 Nov. 2023 Defibrillators are devices that detect dangerously fast heart rates and deliver shocks like those used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, also known as CPR, to restart the heart. Virginia Singla, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2023 As director of research into cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the New York University School of Medicine and director of The Human Consciousness Project at the University of Southampton in the U.K., Parnia has been working for years to test the validity of these claims. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 2 Nov. 2023 But with the advent of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), people are returning, at least from the borders of that country, with tales to tell. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 2 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation was in 1958

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“Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiopulmonary%20resuscitation. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun
: a procedure used to restore normal breathing when the heart stops beating that includes clearing the air passages to the lungs, mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration, and applying pressure to the chest to massage the heart

Medical Definition

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun
: a procedure designed to restore normal breathing after cardiac arrest that includes the clearance of air passages to the lungs, the mouth-to-mouth method of artificial respiration, and cardiac massage by the exertion of pressure on the chest
abbreviation CPR

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