What is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation?

The Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation is a set of maneuvers designed to replace and restore breathing and spontaneous circulation.

We do not intend to teach how to do it, but to give a minimum so that in an emergency situation, the person, be it a child or an adult who has suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest, has the possibility of surviving.

Of course, if it is administered by people who have received a certified course, the possibilities will increase.

The chances of success will largely depend on:

  • The elapsed time until resuscitation begins.
  • The sickness of the victim.
  • The quality with which Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation is performed.

Before performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, you must be clear about what has happened:

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is performed because the victim has suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest, this is the abrupt and unexpected interruption of breathing and spontaneous circulation.

We differentiate:

  • Heart attack:
    Associated with arrhythmias, an imminent respiratory arrest occurs in the patient.
  • Respiratory paradars: Caused by intoxication, drowning, electrocution, etc ...

Video: Thoracentesis During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation by Samuel Rice-Townsend for OPENPediatrics (November 2020).