If you are alone, preform CPR for one minute (which is about two to three cycles of CPR) call the EMS, then resu... ... middle of paper ... ...about two minutes. It is about one hundred chest compressions a minute.After you are done with 5 cycles check if the victim is breathing, If the victim is not breathing continue CPR and wait until help arrives or victim will begin breathing. If the victim is breathing make sure to place him on his/her safety position, which would be rolling the victim onto his/her side, facing you. Make sure to monitor their breathing. When help arrives shortly describe where and in which condition you found your victim.
Cardiac arrest is a substantial public health problem, and a leading cause of death in the country. Cardiac arrest may occur in or out of the hospital. In the United States, approximately 350,000 people every year have a cardiac arrest and receive CPR, approximately half of which occur in a hospital setting. However, CPR alone is unlikely to restart the heart. Its main purpose is to restore partial flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart.
It allows the first responders to have more hands to check pulses, give epinephrine if needed, and intubate if unable to have a clear open airway to provide breaths. According to the American Heart Association (American Heart Association, n.d.) approximately 850 Americans die every day from sudden cardiac arrest. Of these, eighty percent of them occur in the ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd even years for someone else. Works Cited Butler/ American Heart Association, Janet. "CPR for Adults."
According to Ignatavicius and Workman (2013), patients presenting with STEMI typically have ST elevation in two contiguous leads on a 12-lead ECG. A STEMI indicates myocardial infarction or necrosis and requires immediate treatment (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013, p. 829). According to the American Heart Association (AHA) (2010), STEMI comprises 25% to 40% of the 683,000 United States patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome each year. A myocardial infarction occurs when the myocardial tissue is abruptly and severely deprived of oxygen (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013, p. 829). Due to this quick decrease in blood flow, ischemia develops which can then lead to injury and necrosis of the myocardia... ... middle of paper ... ...hey may need to have surgical management, which could require another PTCA or CABG.
Myocardial infarction claims the lives of too many Americans. “About 790,000 people in the US have heart attacks each year. Of those, about 114,000 will die” (American Heart Association, 2017). There are a number of factors that contribute to the probability of having myocardial infarction. However, by taking the correct measures the chance of heart attack can be substantially minimized.
Some researchers have even labeled child abuse an “epidemic.” Because more than fifty percent of child abuse cases are not reported, the exact numbers will never be known. In the 1970's the United States government issued a survey about the number of child abuse cases. The survey showed that there are more than 60,000 cases of child abuse in some form each year. Another survey, in 1976 showed that the annual number of cases had grown to half a million. Though this study was found to have many repeated cases, the government estimated that the number of cases had risen to 100,000 to 200,000 cases per year.
A heart attack is often the first sign of coronary artery disease, and is the most common form of heart disease. A heart attack is the number one cause of death in the United States. Of the more than 1.5 million Americans who suffer through a heart attack, half a million of them do not survive. (Heart Attack, thefreedictionary.com). According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention “Every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack.
Reliability Testing – by Alexander Wassell 11-30-13 Executive Summary Sudden cardiac arrest is a health problem, claiming over 450,000 lives every year in the US. Sudden cardiac arrest is reversible, but only if treated within minutes with the aid of an electrical cardioverter shock via an automated external defibrillator (AED) or with an AED defibrillator. (Sudden Cardian Arrest, n.d.). Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is an electrical problem caused by electrical malfunction of the heart that results in no blood flow to the body and brain usually caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF).The most effective way to treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is through defibrillation. Medtronic has been able to provide defibrillation through the invention of cardiac defibrillators.
“Every year, more than 1 million Americans have a heart attack -- a sudden interruption in the heart's blood supply” (Cassoobhoy). All heart attacks come out of the blue. Just to make things clear, “a heart attack is not the same as cardiac arrest. In a heart attack, the heart does not usually stop beating. During cardiac arrest, the heart totally stops beating” (“Heart Attack and Stroke: Signs of a Heart Attack”).
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