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|Noun||1.||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
cardiac resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, kiss of life, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation - 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
Heimlich maneuver, Heimlich manoeuvere - an emergency procedure to help someone who is choking because food is lodged in the trachea
procedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"