Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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.

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