Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation method to Resuscitate a child

How to resuscitate a child? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be performed in older children just as in an adult, except that the rate must be slightly faster, and the pressure must be lighter. The technique for small children and babies is as follows. Open the airway by gently lifting the chin and tilting the head. Support the head slightly. Watch for breathing. Clear any obstruction with a finger without touching the...

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Treatment after Restoration of Breathing in Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack

What is the treatment after breathing has been restored? Rub the limbs upwards with firm grasping pressure under the blanket or over the dry clothing to promote warmth and Circulation Apply hot water bottles to promote warmth of the body. Let there be free and fresh air in the room. A teaspoonful of warm water may be given if the ability to swallow has returned. If the patient tolerates that...

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How to restore Circulation in Cardiac Arrest/Heart attack

How to restore Circulation in Cardiac Arrest/Heart attack Precordial thump is the first measure to be taken except for patients known to have myocardial disease. Make a sharp thump over the midsternal region with a closed fist. It may restore normal cardiac activity, especially in electric shock cases. External cardiac massage is given if precordial thump fails to restore normal cardiac activity. Its technique is as follows. Place victim on...

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Manual methods of artificial ventilation- Bag and mask ventilation

 In certain situations, mouth to mouth respiration cannot be given e.g. when the face is damaged, the lower jaw is fractured, or the lips and mouth have been burned by a poison. In such cases, manual methods are used. Bag and mask ventilation  The patient can be artificially ventilated using a face mask and an Ambu bag. After clearing the airway, the hold an anesthetist’s mask firmly over the victim’s...

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Manual methods of artificial ventilation- Tilting or rocking method

In certain situations, mouth to mouth respiration cannot be given e.g. when the face is damaged, the lower jaw is fractured, or the lips and mouth have been burned by a poison. In such cases, manual methods are used. Tilting or rocking method Place the victim on a stretcher or a plank and strap him to it. Rock him alternately in 450 head low and 45 0 head high positions....

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Manual methods of artificial ventilation- Prone pressure method (Schafer)

 In certain situations, mouth to mouth respiration cannot be given e.g. when the face is damaged, the lower jaw is fractured, or the lips and mouth have been burned by a poison. In such cases, manual methods are used. Prone pressure method (Schafer) Place the victim in prone position, head turned to one side, resting on the back of over lapped hands. Kneel by his side at the level of...

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Manual methods of artificial ventilation- Arm-lift/chest pressure method (Silvester)

In certain situations, mouth to mouth respiration cannot be given e.g. when the face is damaged, the lower jaw is fractured, or the lips and mouth have been burned by a poison. In such cases, manual methods are used. Arm-lift/chest pressure method (Silvester) Place the patient face upwards. Place a folded blanket under his shoulders to raise them so that the head falls backwards. Kneel near the head. Grasp his...

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Manual methods of artificial ventilation- Hip lift back pressure method

In certain situations, mouth to mouth respiration cannot be given e.g. when the face is damaged, the lower jaw is fractured, or the lips and mouth have been burned by a poison. In such cases, manual methods are used. Hip lift back pressure method Place the victim face down, forehead resting on the back of the Keep the head straight. Straddle the patient at the level of his hip, placing...

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Manual methods of artificial ventilation- Arm-lift/back-pressure method (Holger Nielsen)

 In certain situations, mouth to mouth respiration cannot be given e.g. when the face is damaged, the lower jaw is fractured, or the lips and mouth have been burned by a poison. In such cases, manual methods are used. Arm-lift/back-pressure method (Holger Nielsen) Place the victim on the ground; face down, the forehead resting on the back of the overlapping hands. Keep the straight, so as to keep air passages...

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Ventilation Methods in Cardiac Arrest/Heart attack

Ventilation methods in Cardiac Arrest/Heart attack How to restore breathing? Mouth to mouth ventilation After the airway is cleared, listen for five seconds with your ear close to the victim’s nose and mouth. If breathing has not been reestablished, perform mouth to mouth breathing by the following technique. l .Pinch and compress nose to close nostrils. Take a deep breath. Place your mouth over the victim’s mouth, making an airtight...

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Resuscitation and ABC of Resuscitation in Cardiac Arrest

Resuscitation and ABC of Resuscitation in Cardiac Arrest  Resuscitation Resuscitation is an emergency technique for the restoration to life or consciousness of the person whose respiration and cardiac activity have ceased. Cessation of these functions results in cessation of oxygenation of blood and pumping of the oxygenated blood to tissues. Since oxygen is essential for survival, resuscitation is done to reestablish tissue oxygenation until respiratory and cardiac functions are restored....

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Causes and Signs of Cardiac Arrest

Causes and Signs of Cardiac Arrest  What are the causes of a cardiac arrest? Electric shock Heart attack Asphyxia Drowning Allergic reaction Severe injuries What are the signs of a cardiac arrest? Unconsciousness. Absence of a pulse. Absence of breathing. Absence of heart beat. Dilated and fixed pupils. A bluish color of skin, lips nail beds.

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