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Flashcards in CPR Deck (10):
1

When is CPR performed?

Performed following cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA)

2

What can CPA result from?

any disease condition that ultimately affects cardiovascular or pulmonary function

3

What can these symptoms lead to?
1. Infection
2. Trauma
3. Hypoxia
4. Anesthetic drug administration
5. Vagal stimulation
6. Hypo- or hyperthermia
7. Metabolic disorders

CPA

4

What is critical for helping an animal who might need CPR?

Recognition of an impending CPA in a sick animal

5

What is done to provide the patient with adequate ventilation and circulation until spontaneous cardiopulmonary function is restored?

CPR

6

How many people should ideally be on the CPR team?

3-5

7

Where in the hospital are these things located/needed for?
1. Be large enough to accommodate CPR team
2. Have an oxygen source
3. Have good lighting
4. Have a solid surface on which to place the patient

CPR area of a hospital

8

What are these clinical signs of?
1. Unconsciousness
2. Absence of respiration
3. Absence of heartbeat or pulse
4. Fixed/dilated pupils
5. Pale or bluish mucous membranes

CPA

9

What is the percentage of patients that receive CPR that won't make it?

95%

10

What is the percentage of patients that receive CPR that will be ok?

< 6%