kiss of life


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kiss of life

the
mouth-to mouth or mouth-to-nose resuscitation in which a person blows gently into the mouth or nose of an unconscious person, allowing the lungs to deflate after each blow
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She ran upstairs to see Paul on the bed and Dearlove giving him the kiss of life.
"In a sense, we are the ones given the kiss of life at Easter -- God, who is our Good Shepherd, breathes new life into us, so that we can live, really live, in the light and joy of the risen Christ.
Research by the Resuscitation Council UK has shown that doing chest compressions is more effective than mouth-tomouth resuscitation, when performed by people who are not trained in CPR (although, administering the kiss of life is still recommended practice for those who have been trained).
A fifth worried specifically about the thought of the kiss of life or catching an infectious disease.
"If you don't want to do the kiss of life, stick to chest compressions.
QUICK-THINKER Bridgend traffic warden Caroline Morgan who went from directing traffic to giving a man the kiss of life.
Lucky: The kiss of life by dad Michael Cassie saved his baby, Leo' Relieved: Michael with Jack, three, on his knee and mum Mary with baby Leo.
RE George Dunning's "the kiss of life" comment (Feedback, 30.09.16) on the building of an East Cleveland bypass: The decision to build the bypass should be taken out of the hands of the council and given to the Government because it is too important to the area to have the council decide, either that or have a referendum on the building of it.
A DOG trapped in the bedroom of a blazing house was saved by firefighters with the kiss of life.
The crook's hammerwielding accomplice fled, leaving stunned staff to give the kiss of life and ring for an ambulance.
MEMBERS of the public are being urged not to give the kiss of life during CPR but to concentrate instead on chest compressions.
The charity says anyone who does not have formal CPR training should skip kiss of life in favour of "hard and fast" compressions in the centre of the chest.