CPR


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CPR

abbr.
cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPR

abbreviation for
(Medicine) cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

CPR

(sē′pē-är′)
Short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. An emergency procedure in which the heart and lungs are made to work by compressing the chest overlying the heart and forcing air into the lungs. CPR is used to maintain circulation when the heart has stopped pumping on its own.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.CPR - an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respirationCPR - an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
emergency procedure - (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
cardiac massage, heart massage - an emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest
artificial respiration - an emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
resuscitation - the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness; "although he was apparently drowned, resuscitation was accomplished by artificial respiration"
Translations
RCP

CPR

[ˌsiːpiːˈɑːr] n abbr (=cardiopulmonary resuscitation) → RCP f

CPR

abbr cardiopulmonary resuscitation. V. resuscitation.
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Although high-quality CPR provided by bystanders has been shown in numerous studies to improve the rates of survival to hospital discharge, in many communities only 15%-30% of victims receive bystander CPR before emergency medical services personnel arrive at the scene.
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The "R" in DNR is shorthand for CPR in the event of cardiac arrest.
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Attach the CPR guide below to your wall, copy it for friends and Neighborhood Heart Watch members, or place a copy in your purse or wallet as a reminder of the basic steps of CPR.
Luckily, this director was trained in first aid and CPR and understood these to be warning signals of a heart attack.
The machine will provide up to three shocks before it tells you to resume CPR for one minute if the patient's rhythm has not converted.
Throughout his career, Johnson says he has witnessed hundreds of unnecessary civilian causalities due to a lack of civilian CPR and first-aid training.
Nothing is judged a success on CPR unless it is done safely," Dodge said.
If he's right, then the American Heart Association's CPR guidelines, published in 2000, are already out of date.
Results of a seven-year study comparing the effects of chest compression only versus standard CPR (including mouth-to-mouth) found that survival results were not significantly different whether mouth-to-mouth was given or not.