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AHA CPR Standards for 2007


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What method would be used to open an airway when the victim might have spinal injury?
Jaw Thrust
What is the proper ratio of compressions to breaths for all ages when only one rescuer is present?
How long should it take to check for a pulse?
No longer than 10 seconds.
What does AED stand for, and what does it do?
AED = Automated External Defibrillator. "Re-set" the heart into a rhythm that pumps blood.
Define "Ventricular Fibrillation".
When a patients heart quivers and can no longer provide adequate force to pump blood.
Where on the body do you place the AED pads.
Above the right nipple and below the left nipple on the side of the body.
What is the compression depth for children and infants?
1/2 to 1/3 the depth of the chest.
What is the compression depth for adults?
1 1/2 inches to 2 inches.
When 2 rescuers are present, how many compressions to breaths are given for children?
How long should it take to switch rescuers during CPR or to move the body?
If possible, less than 10 seconds to move the body and less than 5 seconds to switch positions.

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