from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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- CardioPulmonary Resuscitation
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- n. an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
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As health professionals, we're trained in CPR and performing CPR is something we don't even think about.
I now possess an Emergency First Response card after spending the day yesterday getting certified in CPR and First Aid.
Giving CPR is intensely pressured and difficult enough without a hostile crowd within lobbing distance.
Last time I was trained, part of CPR is mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Of those, 666 patients received conventional CPR from a bystander and 849 received chest-only compressions.
The breathing part of CPR is a big barrier for many people, the AHA says.
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