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Terms to know for CPR

What does CPR stand for? CardioPulmonary Resuscitation
What does MI stand for? Myocardial Infarction
What does V-Fib stand for? Ventricular Fibrillation
What does AED stand for? Automated External Defibrillator
What does BLS stand for? Basic Life Support
What does EMS stand for? Emergency Medical Services
What is the procedure in which chest compressions and rescue breaths are used to revive the heart and lungs? CPR
What is medical name for a heart attack? Myocardial Infarction (MI)
What is the death of, or damage to, part of the heart muscle because the supply of blood to the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped. Heart Attack
What is most common abnormal heart rhythm that leads to cardiac arrest; the ventricles quiver and don’t contract? Ventricular Fibrillation
What is the smallest of the three parts of the breastbone and must be avoided during CPR? Xiphoid Process
What is the failure of the pumping action of the heart, resulting in loss of consciousness and absence of pulse and breathing: a medical emergency requiring immediate resuscitative treatment Cardiac Arrest
What occurs when the heart stops beating and the patient stops breathing? Clinical Death
What occurs when body cells die and death usually happens four to six minutes after clinical death? Biological Death
What term refers to disorders of the heart and blood vessels? Heart Disease
What is a machine which provides an electrical shock to the heart to restore normal beating rhythm? Defibrillator
What is is a series of abdominal thrusts that forces air into the lungs and causes an object to become dislodged? Heimlich maneuver
What provides expert care for serious emergencies and is typically available by dialing 911? Emergency Medical Services
What is the air passage known as the windpipe called? Trachea
What pulse can be located along the outer edge of the windpipe? Carotid Pulse
What is the anatomical name for the breastbone? Sternum
What technique is used to open the airway of a patient who is not breathing or who is having difficulty breathing? Head-tilt, chin lift maneuver
What maneuver opens the airway without moving the head or neck, for use on patients with suspected spinal cord injury? Jaw-thrust maneuver
What occurs when an object gets caught in the trachea? Choking
What occurs when an object gets caught in the trachea, and oxygen is unable to enter the body? Airway obstruction
What does FBAO stand for Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
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