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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure for a victim in cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is when a persons heart quits beating. CPR involves rescuer provided physical interventions to create artificial circulation for a victim who is unconscious/non responsive, not breathing, and does not have a pulse. The main purpose of CPR is to maintain [...]
ABC’s of Life A = Airway, B = Breathing, C = Circulation Airway: When a person becomes unconscious, they loose all muscle tone. The tongue being a muscle relaxes and may block the airway (trachea/windpipe) of the victim. The tongue is the most common cause of airway obstruction in an unconscious adult. To mitigate this [...]
Answer: The tongue is the most the common cause of airway obstruction in an unconscious adult. A head tilt chin lift applies tension to the tongue through repositioning of the head and creates a small pocket for oxygen to pass through the trachea or windpipe unobstructed. Link to this post!