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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The facility argued that its policy recognized the "professional judgment exception" whereby a nurse can terminate CPR if she/he feels it is appropriate.
It quoted a doctor's practice manager as saying "Experts now recommend hands-only CPR." This is untrue.
Chou, gave self contradictory testimony, stating on the one hand that: had Josefa been given CPR immediately, and AED in a timely manner, significant neurological injury could have been avoided.
"Encouraging a technique that is easier to perform and more acceptable to the public may have helped increase the CPR rate independent of the public education efforts," said Dr.
[ClickPress, Thu Aug 01 2019] This Future Market Insights report examines the global Automated CPR Devices Market for the period 2017-2027.
In fact, these kids were much less likely to receive CPR from a bystander than white children living in any type of neighborhood, the research showed.
Kaylee Garrick, who lives in Scalloway, hopes that using her many pooches in the campaign will help get people's attention, as well as counter any fears people may have of learning CPR.
'Hands only' compression CPR training is being offered at Dubai schools, all DHA-run Primary Health Centres, airport clinics, plus Hatta, Rashid and Latifa hospitals.
out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Scotland each year but the survival rate is minute without CPR, the chances of surviving drop by up to 10 per cent.
According to the PHA official Gynna Gagelonia, the free CPR on Wheels & Wings (CWW)-Zamboanga will be ushered in by the ABCDE Screenings for doctors and launching of the Sneakers.
Rescue breathing has been deemphasized (it can still be used by trained people if CPR is prolonged, or in some other situations.) Checking pulses and breathing isn't necessary.
Verplancke and associates queried 296 nurses from non-critical care units on the frequency of their performance of CPR. The average period of time since their previous experience with performing CPR in the hospital setting was 59 months.