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CPR Complications - Things to Know

COMPLICATIONS OF CARDIAC RESUSCITATION (CPR) CPR may prolong life for patients with a better health status or who are younger. But their can be complications, if CPR not done properly by the person. Some of the common complications are: 1 BLEEDING COMPLICATIONS Intra-abdominal bleeding caused by thrombolysis in patients with cardiac arrest 2 SORE CHEST Repeatedly pushing firmly on the chest can result in sore chest in patients 3 BROKEN RIBS The force of chest compressions can. likely lead to break ribs of the victim. 4 COLLAPSED LUNG There is a small risk of a pneumothorax or collapsed lungs, occurring during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 5 BREATHING ISSUE Giving too many CPR rescue breaths can cause breathing issue or difficualty in the patients. BRAIN DAMAGE Since CPR leaves the brain receiving 5% less oxygen than normal, brain damage is possible. 7 ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA The result of vomit and foreign objects being inhale aspiration pneumonia into the lungs can lead to CPR Select is the leading online CPR and First Aid certification and re-certification provider in the United States and Internationally. All courses provided by CPR CPR Select Select are based on 2010 American Heart Association guidelines and follows recommended guidelines from the following organizations: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, OSHA, U.S. Dept of Health Services.

CPR Complications - Things to Know

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Learn about the complications of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) the victim can have, if CPR not done by trained or certified person.



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