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With the Compressions – Airway – Breathing (C-A-B) method a sudden cardiac arrest patient receives compressions fast, providing better way for quicker blood flow to their vital organs.
The sequence of C-A-B method for conducting CPR is given later on this chapter to start chest compressions and save the patient as soon as possible from a brain death situation.
2020 Interim Guidance for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients:
In these times when everyone around is getting exposed to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), many first responders/community rescuers are less unlikely to have a PPE kit. They are at constant increased risk of getting impacted with COVID-19 during CPR, which might make individual responders hesitant to take charge of cardiac emergencies.
However, lay rescuers of family members are mostly exposed to COVID-19. Below are the primary interim changes to CPR during a pandemic like COVID-19.
Put on the PPE kit before performing CPR.
According to the 2015 updates, you should give at least 100 to 120 chest compressions /minute (previously the same rate was 100 compressions / minute). Recent scientific research indicates that compressions are the most important for higher survival rate. This new update sets an upper limit for the rate of necessary chest compressions, as excessive compressions might wrongly affect a sudden cardiac arrest patient’s recovery.
The Hands-Only steps of CPR is generally used on teens or adults who suddenly collapse when you encounter them. This is CPR method which does not include the rescue breaths.
You would need to:
*The Good Samaritan Law is intended to reduce bystanders’ hesitation to assist in an emergency.
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