CPR: How To Save A Life

Abdominal thrusts- a maneuver for the treatment of choking. The teacher had to give the choking victim abdominal thrusts.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)- the emergency procedure for reviving the heart and lung function Medics arrived and preformed CPR on the heart attack victim.

Universal Precautions- an approach to infection control to treat all human blood and certain human body fluids as if they were known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, and other blood-born pathogens. Doctors were preforming Universal Precautions all throughout this month.

Accident- an undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally and usually results in harm, injury, damage, or loss.  The doctor said that the people in the car accident would be ok, but they would have to stay in the hospital for a few days.

Breathing- respiration.  The medics finally got the victim breathing.

Choke- to stop the breath of something by obstructing the windpipe.  The girl choked on a piece of bacon that she couldn’t swallow.

Compressions- the act of compressing.  He gave the heart attack victim chest compressions.

Emergency- a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.  The school’s emergency lockdown drill was a success.

Faint- feeble or slight.  The victim’s pulse was very faint.

First Aid- emergency aid or treatment given to someone injured, suddenly ill, ect.  The little kid was given first aid for his spider bite.

Heartbeat- the pulsation of the heart.  After the soccer game the kids’ heartbeats were going fast.

Pulse- the regular throbbing of the arteries, caused by the heart and felt mostly in the wrist.  After a couple of hours in the hospital the patient’s pulse was normal

Rescue- to save from danger or death.  The firefighter rescued a kitten from the top of a tree

Respiration- inhaling and exhaling air; respiration.  The man’s respiration rate is normal

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