Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Teens and Adults
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Teens and Adults Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

Lay CPR is given to an unresponsive victim who is not breathing and and is not responsive. Reasons for this may include:

  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Cerebrovascular accident (eg, stroke )
  • Trauma
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Electrical shocks and lightning strikes
  • Severe infection
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Drug overdose
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Hypothermia

The outcome will depend on the initial cause and how soon effective CPR was initiated. Many victims are unable to regain a normal heartbeat after it has stopped.

 
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