Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Ernest F. J. Block
  • Jay L. Falk

Abstract

The purpose of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced life support (ALS) in the critical care setting is to reverse sudden, unexpected death resulting from reversible disease processes or iatrogenic complications. As an overriding outcome variable, acceptable neurologic function is critical, so these interventions should more accurately be described as cardiopulmonary-cerebral resuscitation (CPCR) (1).

Keywords

Cardiac Arrest Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Laryngeal Mask Airway Chest Compression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernest F. J. Block
    • 1
  • Jay L. Falk
    • 1
  1. 1.Orlando Regional Medical CenterOrlandoUSA

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