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Herbert Chapter 7

cradiopulmonary resuscition combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing
cardiac chain of survival early access, early CPR, early defribrillation, early advanced care
caediovascular disease conditions that effect the heart and blood vessels- may lead to cause of death
cholesterol. fatty depositis that build up on the inner walls of the arteris.
artherosclerosis. causes a progressive narrowing of the blood vessels.
heat attack. condition in which the blood flow to some parts of the heart muscle is compromised and begins to die
what are some signals of a heart atack? chest pain spaeading to the shoulders, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, sweating, denial
cardiac arrest heart suddenly stops beating
signals of cardiac arrest unconscience and shows no signs of life
how deep should chest compressions be? 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep.
ACDA Adults Can Die Acutely
Wen do you use an AED? with victims of cardica arrest
delay in AED use, the percent of surviving is decreased by? 10%
hypothermia when victim is very cold and losing warmth
AED stands for? Automated external defibrillator
what does and AED do? disrupts the electrical activity of the heart to give it the chance to start back uo again inti a normal beat.
never place an AED on....? a wet victim, a pace maker, infants etc..
AED on childen use only pediatric pads
clinically dead. no signs of life
check, call, care until EMS arrives
Created by: darleneherbert