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Brady Cpt 11

Brady 10th Terms

The preferred method to dislodge a severe airway obstruction in adults and children; also called the Heimlich maneuver. abdominal-thrust maneuver
Advanced lifesaving procedures, some of which are now being provided by the EMT. advanced life support (ALS)
Noninvasive emergency lifesaving care that is used to treat medical conditions, including airway obstruction, respiratory arrest, and cardiac arrest. basic life support (BLS)
The combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions used to establish adequate ventilation and circulation in a patient who is not breathing and has no pulse. cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
A condition in which air fills the stomach, often as a result of high volume and pressure during artificial ventilation. gastric distention
A combination of two movements to open the airway by tilting the forehead back and lifting the chin; not used for trauma patients. head tilt-chin lift maneuver
A valve device placed between the endotracheal tube and a bag-mask device that limits the amount of air entering the lungs during the recoil phase between chest compressions. impedance threshold device (ITD)
Technique to open the airway by placing the fingers behind the angle of the jaw and bringing the jaw forward; used for patients who may have a cervical spine injury. jaw-thrust maneuver
A circumferential chest compression device composed of a constricting band and backboard that is either electrically or pneumatically driven to compress the heart by putting inward pressure on the thorax. load-distributing band (LDB)
A device that depresses the sternum via a compressed gas-powered plunger mounted on a backboard. mechanical piston device
A side-lying position used to maintain a clear airway in unconscious patients without injuries who are breathing adequately. recovery position
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