Silvester method

noun

Sil·​ves·​ter method sil-ˈves-tər- How to pronounce Silvester method (audio)
: a method of artificial respiration in which the subject is laid on his or her back and air is expelled from the lungs by pressing the arms over the chest and fresh air drawn in by pulling them above the head

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“Silvester method.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Silvester%20method. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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