9.1 CPR – Work File
Can you save a life? In an emergency, when every second is critical, would you know what to do?
According to recent statistics sudden cardiac arrest is rapidly becoming the leading cause of death in America. Once the heart ceases to function, a healthy human brain may survive without oxygen for up to 4 minutes without suffering any permanent damage. Unfortunately, a typical EMS response may take 6, 8 or even 10 minutes.
Performing CPR dramatically increases the survival chance while a person awaits the arrival of EMS. CPR helps keep blood flow to the brain and heart and can be the crucial action that keeps a person alive. The skills needed to perform CPR can be learned by everyone.
PART ONE: PRE-TEST ( 16 points )
Open a new web browser window and visit http://healthlibrary.ynhh.org/conditions/Heart/40,CPRDefibrillatorsQuiz to complete the online self-check to test your knowledge. In the center column below place the letter choice you selected. In the column on the right, mark the question you answered correct with a “C” and the answers that were incorrect with an “I”. For incorrect answers, also include the letter of the correct answer.
|Question||Answer||“C” or “I”|
PART TWO: Visit the Mayo Clinic’s website to learn the importance of and the steps in performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Copy the following web address into a new web browser window: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-cpr/FA00061 . Answer the following questions.
- What is the best method to learn CPR? ( 5 points )
- Identify the CAB’s of CPR, AND describe the meaning of each letter below in a complete sentence. ( 12 points )
- Identify 4 differences in administering CPR to a child (ages 1-8 years) rather than for an adult. ( 8 points )
- The most common cause of cardiac arrest in infants is due to the lack of oxygen. What are the two most common causes of lack of oxygen in infants? ( 4 points )
- How do the rescue efforts differ when rescuing a baby if you are the only rescuer or if there is an additional rescuer? ( 4 points )
- How does breathing for a baby differ from that of an adult or child? ( 3 points )
PART THREE: Video instruction.
View the following videos by opening a new browser window and visiting the Cincinnati Children’s website. After viewing each video, describe/summarize the steps one should follow when performing CPR on Adults, Infants and Children. Use complete sentences and include each step in the process.
Adult Summary https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/c/adult-cpr ( 10 points )
Infant Summary https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/c/infant-cpr ( 10 points )
Children Summary https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/c/child-cpr ( 10 points )
A person who has a completely obstructed airway will not be able to talk, cough or breathe.
To help prevent choking, there are a few safety measures we can employ.
- List at least five ways to prevent choking. ( 10 points )
Signs of Choking
- What is the universal sign for choking? ( 2 points )
- In addition to the universal sign for choking, there are some other signs that indicate a person is choking. Please discuss three of them. ( 6 points )
Choking Rescue Procedure: The Heimlich Maneuver
- Describe the technique for giving the Heimlich maneuver for a conscious choking victim. ( 6 points )
- If a choking person becomes unconscious, what steps should be taken to secure them assistance? ( 10 points )
Can You Save Yourself? Performing the Heimlich On Yourself
- If you are choking and are alone, you can perform the Heimlich maneuver on yourself. What are two possible ways that could be utilized to dislodge the obstruction in your throat? ( 4 points )
PART FIVE: ( 30 points )
Develop one of the following projects below to outline the steps followed in performing CPR on Adults, Infants and Children. Be sure to use your own words to create your project. If using information found on another website, remember to include the websites used.
Just pick one project:
- Digital brochure
- Digital poster
- Digital movie/slide show
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