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brittany bell

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR + By : Brittany Bell SOURCES "American Heart Association." CPR & First Aid. American Heart Association, Inc., 2012. Web. 6 Oct 2012. <http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG>.

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Alton, Thygerson, , Benjamin Gulli and Jon Krohmer. First Aid, CPR, and AED. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007. Print.

Paul, Baker, and Hugh Grantham. Resuscitation of Patients in Ventricular Fibrillation from the Perspective of Emergency Medical Services. 1st. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2010. Print. CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Definition: An emergency procedure in which the heart and lungs are made to work by manually compressing the chest overlying the heart and forcing air into the lungs. CPR is used to maintain circulation when the heart stops pumping, usually because of disease, drugs, or trauma. CPR Tools to perform CPR

Steps for performing it

History behind it

Reason to use it Tools/Instruments


Technique and Knowledge Steps to performing CPR History Check scene
Check for consciousness
Head tilt, chin lift
Blow Steps to Perform CPR 1740 : Paris Academy of Science recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

1891: Dr. Friedrich Maass performed the first documented chest compression

1956: Peter Safar and James Elam invented mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

1960: CPR was developed by the American Heart Association. Almost 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen at home around a loved one

Less than 12 percent of victims survive cardiac arrest. Effective bystander CPR provided immediately can double or triple a victims chance of survival, only 38 percent get CPR from a bystander

Can use CPR in an emergency situation and help save a life in need Reasons To Use CPR After someone stops breathing, or the heart stops beating, he or she can survive for only 4 to 6 minutes before lack of oxygen results in brain damage or death

Statistics show that the earlier CPR is initiated, the greater the chance of survival
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