CPR: How To Save a Life
1 Accident-an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.
Ex. My friend had an accident during the baseball game.
2 Breathing-the process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs.
Ex. My friend was not breathing after he got hit.
3 Choke- have severe difficulty in breathing because of a constricted or obstructed throat or a lack of air.
Ex. I was about to choke after eating all that food.
4 Compression-the action of compressing or being compressed.
Ex.The man was compressing on the scale.
5 Emergency- a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.
Ex.There was an emergency on the court.
6 Abdominal thrusts- A first aid procedure used to treat choking.
Ex.I have never done a abdominal thrust before.
7 (CPR) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation- It is an emergency lifesaving procedure that is done when someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped.
Ex. Many lifeguards have had to use CPR.
8 Universal Precaution- an approach to infection control to treat all human blood and certain human body fluids as if they were known to be infectious
Ex. Doctors use universal precautions to check for diseases.
9Faint-lose consciousness for a short time because of a temporarily insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain
Ex. I was about to faint because of the heat.
10 First aid- the immediate care temporary care given to an injured or ill person until he or she can get professional care.
Ex.Many people have first aid kits in their house.
11 Heartbeat- the pulsation of the heart.
Ex. Everyone has a heartbeat.
12 Pulse- a rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck
Ex. You can read your pulse by touching your wrist or neck.
13 Rescue- save (someone) from a dangerous or distressing situation.
Ex. Firefighters sometimes have to rescue people out of the fire.
14 Respiration- the action of breathing.
Ex. Respiration is the action of breathing.