Cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Updated poster on cardiopulmonary resuscitation

On the basis of changes to the basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation, an updated poster has been drawn up. See the details below:

  • Quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation is important to improve the outcome.

  • Persons providing first aid should ensure cardiac massage of a sufficient depth (approx. 5 cm and no more than 6 cm for an ordinary adult) and at a frequency of 100-120 per minute.

  • After each pressure, the chest should have time to expand again and pauses in the cardiac massage should be minimized.

  • Approximately one second should be used for insufflation so that the chest expands visibly.

  • The cardiac massage-insufflation relationship remains unchanged at 30:2.

  • Do not stop the cardiac massage for more than ten seconds for insufflation.

  • Defibrillation (use of AED) within 3 to 5 minutes after the heart failure may result in survival in up to 50-70%.

  • Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be used for unconscious children who do not breathe normally; however, start with 5 insufflations followed by 30:2. The chest should be pressed down by one-third (4 cm for infants and 5 cm for children).

  • A foreign body that is blocking the respiratory tract is a life-threatening situation that requires immediate action in the form of back slabbing. If this is unsuccessful, use the Heimlich manoeuvre. If the person becomes unconscious, give cardiopulmonary resuscitation immediately.

Here are some good informative video clips of cardiopulmonary resuscitation on adults and children.


For more info:
http://www.genoplivning.dk/  (in Danish)

 

https://cprguidelines.eu/

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