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What is CPR?

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


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


An integrated set of coordinated actions refers to the?

Survival chain


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

Prompt recognition and Immediate activation of emergency response system.


Steps if the survival chain?

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