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Tucker Ch.7

an electrical shock that disrupts the electrical activit of the hart long enough to allow the heart to spontaneously develop an effective rhythm defibrillation
a sudden illness involving the death of heart muscle tissue when it does not receive oxygen-rich blood, also known as myocardial infarction heart attack
fatty substance made by the body and found in certain foods too much in the blood can cause fatty deosis on artery walls that may restrict or block blood flow cholestrol
has no signs of life clinically dead
monitor the victim closely until EMS personnel arrive. care for the heart attack victim
chest pain spreading to the shoulders, neck, jaw, stomach, back or arms signals of heart attack
do not touch the victim while the AED is analyzing, touching or moving the victim may affect analysis precauton of the use of an AED
respiratory distress can be caused by drugs
conditons or behaviors that increase the chance that a person will develop a disease risk factors
abnormal heart rhythm characterized by disorganized electrical activity, which results in the quivering of the ventricles ventricular fibrillaton
abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid contractions of the ventricles ventricular tachycardia
check, call, check, care emergency action steps
look at scene and the victim check
get someone to call emergency number call
look for signs of life 2nd check
begin CPR with chest compressions at a rate of 100 compressions per minute care
hand postion 1 1/2 to 2 inches adult
hand postion 1 to 1 1/2 inches child
2 to 3 fingers infant
use AED on adult and child
Created by: diamondtucker