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ABCs & CPR

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

It seems that it is a big demand of this site to post guidelines for CPR since the title of this URL is “CPR Guidelines.” :) – Therefore, we will be posting information about what the specific guidelines are for Adult, Pediatric and Infant CPR according to ILCOR.

I have included some information about the process below:

ABCs & CPR
Remember that you play an important role in the chain of survival for the patient.

Activation of the EMS System:
This means to call 9-1-1 as soon as possible so that emergency responders can get to the scene as soon as possible to start advanced training later.

Early CPR
If CPR is warranted, START IMMEDIATELY. Compressions to the chest provide essential blood flow to crucial organs if the heart stops beating.

Early Defibrillation
This is just as important as recognizing an emergency and starting CPR. Early defibrillation is a key player in patient survival. You will learn how to properly use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) if it is available to you in an emergent situation. If no AED is available, understand that paramedics arriving to the scene will assess the patient and provide defibrillation if appropriate.

Early Advanced Care
This includes Paramedics, Nurses, and Doctors. The patient in cardiac arrest requires proper CPR, medications and other advanced critical interventions.

I hope this information helps!