Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: The Protocol
Resuscitative protocols, though varying in content depending upon circumstances, are all based, to greater and lesser extents, on the originary and still dominant resuscitative protocol of CPR — CardioPulmonary Resuscitation. In the early 1960s, the union of airway manoeuvres, mouth-to-mouth ventilation and external cardiac compression into a single life-saving protocol brought CPR into being. This protocol showed great promise and quickly became standard practice within hospitals (Lombardi et al., 1994, p. 678; Cummins et al., 1985, p. 114; Eisenberg, 1997, p. 30). CPR has, over the last 40 years, become the medical, legal and media standard for behaviour in the face of sudden death.
KeywordsAdenosine Tated Triad Triphosphate Dispatch
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