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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The treatment involves external chest compression and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
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.

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