external chest compression

external chest compression

Emergency medicine A technique of basic life support, consisting of serial, rhythmic applications of pressure on the lower half of the sternum, which provides circulation to the heart, lungs, brain, and other organs with a general ↑ in intrathoracic pressure and/or direct compression of the heart
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Standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation (S-CPR) refers to the entire body of techniques of external chest compression and securing positive pressure ventilation for the purpose of achieving adequate blood and oxygen flow into vital organs such as the heart and brain following cardiac arrest (1).
MCCDs are noninvasive circulation support devices that function manually, pneumatically, or electrically and in accordance with CPR guidelines, provide uninterrupted and effective external chest compression to achieve an adequate blood flow to the heart and other vital organs during non-traumatic adult cardiac arrest.
A history of mechanical devices for providing external chest compressions.
The provision of effective external chest compression within the confines of a football stadium is not, however, as simple as achieved during standard CPR training classes.
Under these circumstances, rescue ventilation and external chest compression are the cornerstones of successful therapy and should be initiated and continued until signs of life are evident either in the patient or professional emergency personnel are able to diagnose continued asystole on a cardiac monitor/defibrillator.
A supporter-related MCI, particularly when due to supporter stampedes with resulting asphyxial crush-type injuries, requires immediate basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with effective external chest compressions and efficient rescue ventilation to all those who are unresponsive and apnoeic.
The treatment involves external chest compression and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
To do external chest compression properly, kneel beside the victim's chest.
External chest compressions provide artificial circulation.

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