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.