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CPR:

see cardiopulmonary resuscitationcardiopulmonary resuscitation
(CPR), emergency procedure used to treat victims of cardiac and respiratory arrest. CPR can be done in a hospital with drugs and special equipment or as a first-aid technique.
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CPR

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* Recognize, adopt and adhere to the standards of care for CPR (e.g., American Heart Association or American Red Cross).
In 2,900 of those cases, there was no bystander CPR. Lay bystanders performed conventional CPR in 666 cases (15%) and compression-only CPR in 849 cases (19%).
Overall, 48% of the children did receive bystander CPR. However, compared to whites, bystander CPR was 41% less likely for black kids; 22% less likely for Hispanic kids and 6% less likely among other ethnic groups.
CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, involves chest compressions and artificial ventilation to help pump blood around a person's body when their heart is not able to.
Amna Al Suwaidi, Director of Medical Education and Research Department, said: "In a cardiac arrest, seconds count, provision of CPR by trained personnel before emergency professionals arrive at the scene can greatly increase a victim's chance of survival.
Stirling Council education committee said: "All of our high schools will be delivering CPR training for a year group of pupils by the end of this academic session.
The CPR training was conducted by cardiologists from Manila and Zamboanga.
About half of the time, no CPR was performed; among the 1,150 who received CPR, 733 had compression-only CPR.
* We can expect that each and every one of us will perform CPR to the best of our ability
Under the DOH as the implementing agency, this year's campaign is dubbed 'CPR-Ready Philippines-Mass CPR.'
Begin hands only CPR, pushing down hard to the beat of Proclaimers song '500 miles' on the centre of the person's chest.
"People are really grateful to learn skills that might save someone's life, as are those who are alive today because of the actions of someone who performed CPR, to buy them time until the professional help arrives.