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QUESTION 22

You have a 13 year old victim with no suspected spinal or cervical injury. How do you open the victim's airway?

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Begin CPR

If the victim is not breathing and has no pulse, begin CPR. Take your hand from the top of the victim’s head and place heel of your palm on the lower half of the sternum between the victim's nipples, Leave your other hand positioned on the victim's forehead. Position yourself so that the arm you are using for compressions is perpendicular to the victim. Compress the victim’s chest about 2” or 1/3 the depth of the body cavity. Compress at a rate of 100-120 per minute. Be sure to push hard and fast. Perform 30 compressions and then give 2 breaths. After 5 cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths, reassess the victim starting with a pulse check. If necessary, continue CPR.

To give rescue breaths, first open the victim’s airway. This is done with the head tilt/chin lift. Place your hand of the victim’s forehead while gently lifting the victim's chin with 2 fingers from your other hand. While you can’t swallow your tongue, when unconscious it can fall to the back of the mouth and block the victim’s airway. Sometimes the head tilt/chin lift will cause spontaneous respirations.

Begin CPR

If the victim is not breathing and has no pulse, begin CPR. Take your hand from the top of the victim’s head and place heel of your palm on the lower half of the sternum between the victim's nipples, Leave your other hand positioned on the victim's forehead. Position yourself so that the arm you are using for compressions is perpendicular to the victim. Compress the victim’s chest about 2” or 1/3 the depth of the body cavity. Compress at a rate of 100-120 per minute. Be sure to push hard and fast. Perform 30 compressions and then give 2 breaths. After 5 cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths, reassess the victim starting with a pulse check. If necessary, continue CPR.

To give rescue breaths, first open the victim’s airway. This is done with the head tilt/chin lift. Place your hand of the victim’s forehead while gently lifting the victim's chin with 2 fingers from your other hand. While you can’t swallow your tongue, when unconscious it can fall to the back of the mouth and block the victim’s airway. Sometimes the head tilt/chin lift will cause spontaneous respirations.

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You need to look at the mechanism of injury. If there is an accident, fall from a ladder or anything that could possibly cause a spinal/cervical injury then you need to treat the victim accordingly. There is no need to suspect spinal/cervical injury for a victim who has just collapsed, was choking, drowned or does not have a traumatic injury. CPR may be performed if there is a spinal/cervical injury. However, it is more difficult to ventilate a victim using the jaw thrust maneuver during CPR, especially 1 rescuer CPR.
AEDCPR
2017-10-02 11:08:06
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Shouldn't I always suspect spinal i
I was taught to always suspect spinal injury. Isn't it safer to always treat someone like they had a spinal injury?
Jim Winters
2017-10-01 10:59:51
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You need to look at the mechanism of injury. If there is an accident, fall from a ladder or anything that could possibly cause a spinal/cervical injury then you need to treat the victim accordingly. There is no need to suspect spinal/cervical injury for a victim who has just collapsed, was choking, drowned or does not have a traumatic injury. CPR may be performed if there is a spinal/cervical injury. However, it is more difficult to ventilate a victim using the jaw thrust maneuver during CPR, especially 1 rescuer CPR.
AEDCPR
2017-10-02 11:08:06