Cardiopulmonary resuscitation : state of the art in 2011

Show simple item record Mohr, D. 2011-08-22T13:54:22Z 2011-08-22T13:54:22Z 2011-05
dc.description.abstract Failure to recognise the signs of sudden cardiac arrest or impending cardiac arrest will lead to delayed intervention. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) must be initiated without delay, irrespective of the level of skill of the caregiver. The 2010 CPR guidelines emphasise the importance of chest compressions, which have now become the first step in the CPR sequence [compressions, airway, breathing or circulation, airway, breathing (CAB), instead of airway, breathing, compressions, or airway, breathing, circulation (ABC)]. Hands-only CPR should be encouraged where untrained caregivers are involved. Although ventilation may be an important step in some cases of arrest, e.g. primary asphyxia, excessive and inappropriate ventilation is detrimental. Rapid defibrillation is an essential life-saving step for specific arrest rhythms. Always consider reversible causes of cardiac arrest, and “find it, flag it, fix it and follow up!” Ideally, and especially during an inhospital cardiac arrest, skilled providers should strive to work as a team. Team performance must be reviewed regularly to improve CPR efforts and ultimately outcome. Resuscitation and CPR during the perioperative period is unique, and therefore should be tailored individually to each specific clinical situation. A detailed knowledge of the most up-to-date resuscitation algorithms is essential. These are available from any resuscitation council. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Mohr, D 2011, 'Cardiopulmonary resuscitation : state of the art in 2011', Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 225-239. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1027-9148
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 South Africa License. en_US
dc.subject Cardiopulmonary resuscitation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh CPR (First aid) en
dc.subject.lcsh Cardiac arrest -- Treatment en
dc.title Cardiopulmonary resuscitation : state of the art in 2011 en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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