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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Raja Sekhar Maroju
Chapter

Abstract

  • Early recognition and initiation of basic or advanced life support is associated with better outcomes.

  • Key component of basic and advanced life support is to provide early and uninterrupted chest compressions.

  • During cardiopulmonary resuscitation, any potential reversible causes should be identified and treated.

Keywords

Cardiac Arrest Chest Compression Automate External Defibrillator Pulseless Electrical Activity Universal Precaution 
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© Springer India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineQueen’s HospitalEssexUK

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