Posted by e-Medical PPT Thursday, September 9, 2010
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure for people in cardiac arrest and it has to be performed both in hospitals and in pre-hospital settings.CPR involves physical interventions to create artificial circulation through rhythmic pressing on the patient's chest to manually pump blood through the heart, called chest compressions, and usually also involves the rescuer exhaling into the patient to ventilate the lungs and pass oxygen in to the blood, called artificial respiration.
Main purpose of the CPR is to maintain a flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and the heart, which are both the most essential organs to human life and the most vulnerable to damage from hypoxia.Effective CPR helps by delaying tissue death and extending the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage.Advanced life support, including intravenous drugs and defibrillation is usually needed to restore a viable heart rhythm-one which will support life.This only works for patients in certain heart rhythms, namely ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia, rather than the 'flat line' asystolic patient, although CPR can help induce a shockable rhythm in an asystolic patient.

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  1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is emergency procedure when human hear beat lost at the time.Thanks you have detail explain about this..


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