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Chap. 13 Key Terms

Automated external defibrillator small, portable device that can accurately identify need, analyze, alert the rescuer, and provide the necessary shock through electrode pads adhered to the victim’s chest
Cardiac Arrest the absence of a heartbeat
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) a live saving procedure involving artificial ventilation and chest compressions that is done for cardiac arrest
Chest compressions controlled and repeated application of pressure to the sternum of a victim of cardiac arrest to keep the supply of oxygen moving throughout the body.
Full arrest respiratory and cardiac arrest
Head-tilt, chin-lift maneuver a procedure for opening a blocked airway in which a patient’s head is titled back and the chin is lifted
Obstructed airway maneuver quick upward thrust performed against a patient’s abdomen while standing behind a patient to remove an obstruction and open free passage of air from the mouth or nose to the lungs
Sudden Cardiac Arrest a sudden stopping of the heartbeat, which may cause death.
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