cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun

Definition of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

: 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 Simultaneously, Bridon started performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on his father. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 5 July 2022 First responders were able to get the driver out of the seat and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the sheriff’s office said. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 15 Aug. 2022 When an officer arrived on scene Thursday at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, Porter was one of two people performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Manyan. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2022 In cases in which a choking victim becomes unresponsive, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and potentially automated external defibrillation (AED) will need to be performed until medical professionals arrive, the NSC says. Fox News, 6 July 2022 Fabian, a former licensed practical nurse, had once rescued a boater after a crash on the Connecticut River and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until medical personnel arrived, his family reported. Christine Woodside, Hartford Courant, 11 July 2022 Officers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Manson, who died later at an area hospital. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, 21 Mar. 2022 Within a minute, cardiopulmonary resuscitation was begun on the man who was struck, Satterwhite said. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 6 Dec. 2021 The library will offer a certification program in cardiopulmonary resuscitation beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 6. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

1958, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for cardiopulmonary resuscitation

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun
car·​dio·​pul·​mo·​nary re·​sus·​ci·​ta·​tion | \ ˌkär-dē-ō-ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē- \

Kids Definition of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

: a method used in an emergency to save the life of a person whose heart has stopped beating that involves breathing into the victim's mouth to force air into the lungs and pressing on the victim's chest to cause blood to flow through the body

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun

Medical Definition of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

: 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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