breathing, rescue

breathing, rescue,

n an emergency treatment aimed at restoring natural respiration in a person who has stopped breathing in which the rescuer inflates the victim's lungs by breathing air into his or her oral cavity or nose directly or through a ventilation device. The technique may be combined with cardiac compressions if the victim has no pulse.
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If a collapsed person has stopped breathing, rescue breathing adds a tiny amount of oxygen to the lungs.