mouth-to-mouth resuscitation


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resuscitation

 [re-sus″ĭ-ta´shun]
1. restoration to life or consciousness of one apparently dead, or whose respirations had ceased; see also artificial respiration.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as administering emergency measures to sustain life.
cardiopulmonary resuscitation see cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
resuscitation: fetus in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as administering emergency measures to improve placental perfusion or correct fetal acid-base status.
fluid resuscitation
1. the correction of fluid volume imbalances, especially in patients with burn injuries.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as administering prescribed intravenous fluids rapidly.
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation a method of artificial respiration in which the rescuer covers the patient's mouth with his own and exhales vigorously, inflating the patient's lungs.
resuscitation: neonate in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as administering emergency measures to support adaptation of the neonate to extrauterine life.

mouth-·to-·mouth re·sus·ci·ta·tion

mouth-to-mouth respiration (q.v.) employed as part of emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

(mouth′tə-mouth′)
n.
Rescue breathing in which one uses one's mouth to cover the victim's mouth and deliver air. Also called mouth-to-mouth ventilation.

mouth-to-mouth re·sus·ci·ta·tion

(mowth-mowth rě-sŭs'i-tā'shŭn)
Mouth-to-mouth respiration employed as part of emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

Maintenance of an oxygen supply in a person unable to breath spontaneously by periodic inflation of the lungs by blowing into the mouth or nose. This is done 16 to 20 times a minute and is verified by watching the chest rise and fall. Also known as the ‘kiss of life’.
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''I practiced many times but this is the first time I did it (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) in real life,'' she said.
After mouth-to-mouth resuscitation had failed, paramedics twice had to use a defibrillator to restart his heart in the dressing room before Clarke regained consciousness and was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.
Then Ms Miller cleared Alfie's lungs with a drinking straw before carrying out mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and heart massage for half-an-hour as the pilot diverted for an emergency landing at London Gatwick.
A show source said: "He looked like he was hoping for a bit of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation too but none was forthcoming."
Firefighter Mark Dodds, 26, then abseiled down, put another harness on the woman and she was lowered to the bottom of the quarry where firefighters performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and heart massage.
In another case a woman became angry when she couldn't reach a shelf because an elderly man who had collapsed was being given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
But she told how Mr Kerry leapt into the water, hooked the cage from beneath the water's surface with an oar and administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the tiny rodent.
A second rescue boat arrived and the rescuers took turns in administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Laura while she was underwater.
Unwitting Mrs Morgan was asked by Shipman to give murder victim Joan Harding, 82, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and heart massage to hide a lethal injection killing.
But a relieved Elaine Wood managed to drag helpless hound Ben to safety and give him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after he got trapped in a current in rapid moving waters.
The teenager had recently completed a four-day paediatric first aid course and sprang into action, carrying out chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on 10-year-old Amanda Horse.
He gave Jackie mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but had to take him to the hospital.