mouth-to-mouth resuscitation


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Related to mouth-to-mouth resuscitation: cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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 resuscitation

a procedure in artificial resuscitation, performed most often with cardiac massage. The victim's nose is sealed by pinching the nostrils closed, the head is extended, and air is breathed by the rescuer through the mouth into the lungs. See also cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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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Sarah, a community midwife, managed to revive her by giving her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before she was rushed to hospital.
He stopped breathing again and I gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
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Watching an episode of Holby City the other night, I couldn't keep my eyes off Patsy Kensit's lips - she looked as if she was poised to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation at any moment.
In one study, 45% of physicians and 80% of nurses said they would refuse to administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a stranger.
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