mouth-to-mouth ventilation


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mouth-to-mouth ventilation

the act of providing ventilation to a patient by exhaling into another person's mouth; used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
See also: cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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mouth-to-mouth ventilation

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Twenty-nine patients (10.4%) survived in the CPR with mouth-to-mouth ventilation group, and 35 patients (14.6%) survived in the chest compressions only group.
Chest compressions alone are as effective as CPR with mouth-to-mouth ventilation during the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest.