cardiopulmonary resuscitation


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

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Wagner estimated the department would use the device at least 40 times each year, mostly when cardiopulmonary resuscitation needed to be administered in cardiac cases., "New fire gear helps EMS workers deliver CPR," 28 June 2019 The Red Cross, community colleges and various fire departments and local agencies offer classes, many at no charge, in emergency training, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Cliff Kapono,, "Take these courses to help you assist in an emergency," 8 July 2018 Video also showed paramedics and a nurse’s aide performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Sam Roe,, "Inside Chicago's worst nursing home: bug bites, bruises and death," 13 June 2018 The dog with Municipal Police of Madrid has won the affection of strangers in Spain and across the world after a video of him practicing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a policeman went viral on social media over the weekend. Johanna A. Álvarez, miamiherald, "Meet Poncho, the cute police dog that could save your life," 25 June 2018 One issue here: Physicians assumed that defibrillation is part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Judith Graham, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 14 June 2018 Take a class on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and choking first aid for children. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Family Brings to Light the Dangers of Popcorn After Toddler Dies From Choking on a Kernel," 23 Nov. 2016 In addition to the course requirements for operators, the new law also requires operators to complete a course in first aid that includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation. News Service Of Florida,, "Panel to discuss implementing 'Ellie's Law' for airboats," 11 June 2018 In addition to keeping millions of airline passengers safe from threat or danger, we are also required to know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to revive any passengers who might suffer from a sudden cardiac arrest. Jackie Hatter-wilson,, "How CPR training helped this TSA officer save a man's life at Philly airport," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation was in 1972

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More Definitions for cardiopulmonary resuscitation

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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

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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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