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What is the difference between respiratory distress and respiratory arrest? Respiratory Arrest-When someone is NOT getting ANY air. Respiratory distress-When someone is struggling to get air.
Universal sign for choking? Hands grabbing at the neck.
What do you do when you see that someone is choking? 1. Ask if they are choking 2. Tell them to keep coughing 3. Get someone to call 9-1-1 4. (if they stop coughing) Tell them your name and that you are trained, then ask if you can help them 5. Complete procedure
why do you tell them to keep coughing? They may be able to cough the object up on their own. When they are coughing they are still getting air at that point.
Why call 9-1-1? Even if they are coughing and getting air they might stop getting air at some point. They may have also damaged their airway from what they were choking on.
What do you do if they stop coughing? If they stop coughing, you are now in a resperiatory arrest situation. You will need to begin the life saving techniques used when someones airway is completely blocked.
What does express onsent mean? 1- Say your name 2- Say you are trained 3- Ask if you can help
What do you do when you begin helping someone who is having a respiratory arrest? (step 1) Stand beside them, with one foot up next to theirs and your back leg behind them. This will help you catch them if they become unconcious. Place your arm across their chest reaching for the other shoulder. Bend them over until parallel with the floor.
Step 2? Place the heel of one hand between their shoulder blades. Give 5 back blows, you should hear a hollow sound when you are hitting the right spot. Stant them back up and place yourself behind them.
Step 3? Find their naval and place two fingers above it. Place your fist where your fingers are with your thumb against their stomach. Reach around them with your other hand and hold your fist. Give five quick upper thrusts into the diaphragm.
What are you doing when you give abdominal thrusts? You are pushing up on the diaphragm and forcing air out of the lungs to push them out.
What do you do if they become unconcious? Lock your arms under their shoulders and pull them towards your body. Support their body and head as you lower them to the ground. Always be aware of their head and lay gently on the ground.
When caring for a conscious choking person you give ___________ followed by ____________. Five back blows, five abdominal thrusts.
What muscle do you push up on when caring for a conscious choking person and why? Diaphragm,because when pushing up on the diaphragm you are forcing air out of the lungs to push the object out.
Created by: AlyWaly