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Resuscitation

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Give at least three signs of an airway obstruction, and explain why an airway obstruction is life-threatening. grasping the throat with the hands, making aggressive efforts to cough and breathe, and producing a high pitched sound while inhaling. It interferes with ventilation and deprives cells and tissues of oxygen.
Describe appropriate actions if a client has a partial airway obstruction. encouraging and supporting the victim's efforts to clear the obstruction independently and preparing to call for emergency assistance if the victim's condition worsens.
Explain the purpose of the Heimlich maneuver and describe the circumstances for using subdiaphragmatic and chest thrusts. a technique used to relieve a complete airway obstruction using a series of subdiaphragmatic thrusts. The thrusts are appropriate for almost all adults and children beyond infancy.
Identify the recommended action for relieving an airway obstruction in an infant and in an unconscious person. infants- the rescuer delivers a series of back blows followed by a series of chest thrusts. Unconscious- CPR because chest compressions create enough pressure to eject the foreign object from body.
List the five steps in the Chain of Survival. immediate recognition and access of emergency services, early CPR (compression focused) rapid defibrillation if appropriate, effective advanced life support, intergrated postcardiac arrest care.
Explain cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the associated steps in Circulation, Airway, and Breathing (CAB). administering chest compressions hard and fast, opening the airway to assess for the presence of spontaneous breathing, and performing rescue breathing.
Describe the purpose of chest compression. promote circulation, increase pressure in thoracic blood vessels, promoting systemic blood flow.
Name two techniques for opening the airway and list three ways a trained rescuer administers rescue breathing. using the head tilt/chin lift technique or the jaw-thrust maneuver. rescue breathing are mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to-nose, and mouth-to-stoma or using a one way valve mask if available.
Discuss the appropriate use of an automated external defibrillator. used as rapidly as possible, within 2 minutes once CPR has begun.
Name at least three criteria used in the decision to discontinue resuscitation efforts. the time elapsed before resuscitation began, the length of time that resuscitation has continued without any change in the victim's condition, and the age and diagnosis of the victim.
Created by: Jessica Venyke
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