Immediate Life Support (ILS)- Healthcare

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Compression only CPR

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Compression-Only CPR: Keeping the Brain Alive

1. Introduction

Addressing CPR Challenges in Emergency Situations

  • No Access to a Defibrillator: In some cases, a defibrillator may not be readily available.
  • Avoiding Mouth-to-Mouth: Instances where mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is not feasible due to contamination concerns or personal discomfort.

2. Compression-Only CPR

Preserving Brain Function Through Continuous Chest Compressions

  • Brain Oxygenation: Emphasizing the critical role of CPR in maintaining oxygen flow to the brain.
  • Time Constraint: Recognizing the limited timeframe (approximately 8 minutes) to sustain brain function without circulation.
  • Untrained or Unwilling to Perform Mouth-to-Mouth: Compression-only CPR is a suitable alternative.
  • Trained for Mouth-to-Mouth: For those comfortable with mouth-to-mouth, the recommended approach is 30 compressions followed by two breaths.
  • Consistent Compression: In compression-only CPR, there's no need to alternate with breaths; maintain continuous chest compressions.
  • Target Organ: The Brain
  • Efficiency Matters: Proper depth and rate of compressions increase the chances of brain survival.