CPR: How to Save a Life

Accident- an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.

My aunt was in a car accident.

Breathing-the process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs.

Everyone is breathing in this room.

Choke- (of a person or animal) have severe difficulty in breathing because of a constricted or obstructed throat or a lack of air.

A lot of little kids choke on small toys.

Compressions-the action of compressing or being compressed.

In CPR you have to give compressions.

Emergency-a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.

I had to call the emergency care when my brother passed out.

Faint -(of a sight, smell, or sound) barely perceptible

I could hear a faint cry.

First Aid -help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available.

My dad has a first aid kit on his boat.

Heartbeat-the pulsation of the heart.

My aunt did not have a heartbeat.

Pulse-a rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck.

My dog had a slow pulse.

Rescue- save (someone) from a dangerous or distressing situation

The fireman rescued my cat from the tree.

Respiration-the action of breathing

Does anyone in the room know what respiration is?

Abdominal thrust-another name for Heimlich manoeuvre

I had to do an abdominal thrust on a younger kid.

CPR- emergency procedure for reviving heart and lung function, involving special physical techniques and often the use of electrical and mechanical equipment.

I had to do CPR on my aunt.

Universal precautions- is 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 borne pathogens.

I do not know how to use universal precautions in a sentence.

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