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Cardiac Emergencies

What are the two breathing emergencies? Respiratory Distress and Respiratory Arrest.
What is Emphysema? A disease; lungs and alveoli lose ability to exchange carbon dioxide and oxygen.
What is Asthma? A condition; narrows air passages.
What is Bronchitis? A condition; inflammation of the lining of the trachea, bronchi and bronchioles.
What is Anaphyactic Shock? A severe allergic reaction.
What is Hypervention? Rapid breathing that upsets the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
What is the order for the care for respiratory distress? Check. Call. Care.
What are the two types of airway obstruction? Partial and Complete.
When does Anatomical Airway Obstruction occur? When airway is blocked by the tongue or swollen tissues.
When does Mechanical Airway Obstruction occur? When airway is blocked by foreign object.
What is the care for an Airway Obsruction? Combination of five back blows and five abdominal thrusts.
Do you give the same amount of back blows to a conscious child as you would an adult? Yes.
Do you give the same amount of abdominal thrusts to a conscious child as you would an adult? Yes.
What are the two ways ou can give yourself abdominal thrusts? With your fist, and the other is using a chiar back.
Signals of respiratory arrest? Absence of breathing and skin color would be ashen or cyanotic.
When to stop care? If the scene becomes unsafe, the victim begins to breathe on his/her own, another trained person takes over, EMS arrives and takes over or you are too exhausted to continue.
What can air in the stomach cause? Gastic Distention.
If the victim begins to vomit, what should you do? Roll the victim onto his/her side.
Some people may have had surgery to remove all or part of the upper end of their airway, if so, they breathe through an opening called what? Stoma.
How can dentures help you give rescue breaths? By supporting the victim's mouth and cheeks.
Created by: DeedeeAnn