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What is CPR?

A combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to victims thought to be in cardiac arrest.

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What have the steps of CPR changed to? Why?

The steps have changed from A/B/C to C/A/B. this is due to the importance of chest compressions on successful victim resuscitation

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An integrated set of coordinated actions refers to the?

Survival chain

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What is the key to survival for victims of cardiac arrest?

Prompt recognition and Immediate activation of emergency response system.

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Steps if the survival chain?

Recognition/activation of CPR
Chest compressions
AED defibrillator
Rapid defibrillation
Effective advanced life support
Integrated post-cardiac arrest care