Personal Ethics Essay

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What should be done right after a shock has been delivered and no signs of life are obvious? -give chest compr What is the preferred method for performing 1-rescuer CPR on an infant? -use 2 fingers A 48-year-old male was working on a construction site on a very hot and humid day. He staggers to your vehicle and tells you that he is dizzy, his legs are cramping, and he feels sick. He is sweating, and his skin feels hot and wet. What would you suspect? -Heat exhaustion You tried to give the first breath to an unconscious choking infant, but the air did not go in. You repositioned the head and attempted another breath. The air still did not go in or make the chest rise. What should you do next? -Give 30 chest compressions/ 2 finger…show more content…
A Call 911 and check for other potential fractures in the ribs, arms, and legs B Send someone to call 911 and use something to splint the neck area C Splint the spine, check for fractures, and call 911 D Minimize movement, call 911, and check airway, breathing, and circulation (signs of life) What should you do after a person has had a seizure and 911 has been called? A Make sure to get the airway open especially if the person's jaw is locked shut. Then, give 30 chest compressions followed by 2 breaths. B Hold the person still for at least 5 minutes after the seizure. Wait until the person can talk before deciding what to do next. If the person does not start talking continue with CPR. C Wait until the seizure stops, assess the airway, check for normal breathing, and be prepared to start CPR if the person does not begin breathing normally and shows no signs of life. D Do not touch the person. Wait for EMS to arrive and take over. You are kneeling at the side of an unresponsive man who does not appear to be breathing normally. You have called 911. You do not have personal protective equipment available and do not feel comfortable giving breaths. How will you perform effective CPR? A Give breaths anyway. Without breaths CPR is totally ineffective. B Give hands-only (compression-only) CPR C Wait for EMS personnel to arrive D Use a piece of paper towel over the mouth to protect yourself You gave 30 chest compressions

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