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 According to the complaint: Farkarlun's teenage son called 911 and attempted to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Egypt before emergency responders arrived at the apartment. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 When Gonzalez stopped breathing, the officers rolled him over onto his back and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2021 The officers roll Gonzalez over and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but he was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2021 The officers roll Gonzalez over and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation but he was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Juliet Williams, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2021 The officers roll Gonzalez over and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation but he was later pronounced dead at a hospital. NBC News, 28 Apr. 2021 The officers roll Gonzalez over and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation but he was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Fox News, 28 Apr. 2021 The video shows officers rolling Gonzalez over and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Juliet Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2021 The video shows officers rolling Gonzalez over and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Juliet Williams And Don Thompson, chicagotribune.com, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

1972, 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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