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Resuscitation

Mon, 2 Jun 2014|

Action Training Systems offers a clip from their training videos on resuscitation.

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Welcome and thanks for viewing this program excerpt from Action Training Systems. All the training objectives included in this program are listed on the screen. The following video is a short sample from the program. A complete listing of our training products is available on our website. [MUSIC] [NOISE] To perform CPR with maximum effect, make sure the victim is in a supine position on a firm surface. Assess responsiveness by tapping the patient's shoulder and shouting. Observe for signs of abnormal breathing. A cardiac arrest patient will not be responsive and will either not be breathing or will only exhibit occasional gasping. Check for the presence of a carotid pulse, doing so in no more than ten seconds. If you do not feel a definite pulse, activate EMS and begin CPR immediately. Expose the patient's chest to locate the compression site at the center of the chest. [NOISE] Put the heel of one hand on the center of the chest and the heel of the other hand on top of the first. Interlace or extend your fingers, and keep them off the chest. Position your shoulders directly over your hands, and keep your elbows straight and in a locked position. Bend at the hips in order to conserve energy. CPR an quickly cause fatigue, which can cause ineffective compressions. Using the weight of your body, apply forceful rhythmic pressure straight down, compressing the sternum to a depth of at least two inches or five centimeters. Thank you for viewing this program excerpt. For more information about the full line of over 200 course offerings and other training materials available from ActionTraining Systems, please visit our website. Site at www.Action-Training.com or contact us at 1-800-755-1440 Extension 3.

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