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CPR ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT

Can you save a life? In an emergency, when every second is critical, would you know what to do?

According to recent statistics sudden cardiac arrest is rapidly becoming the leading cause of death in America. Once the heart ceases to function, a healthy human brain may survive without oxygen for up to 4 minutes without suffering any permanent damage. Unfortunately, a typical EMS response may take 6, 8 or even 10 minutes.

Performing CPR dramatically increases the survival chance while a person awaits the arrival of EMS. CPR helps keep blood flow to the brain and heart and can be the crucial action that keeps a person alive. The skills needed to perform CPR can be learned by everyone.

PART ONE: PRE-TEST ( 8 points )
Open a new web browser window and visit http://www.yalemedicalgroup.org/stw/Page.asp?PageID=STW022267 to complete the online self check to test your knowledge. In the center column below place the letter choice you selected. In the column on the right, mark the question you answered correct with a “C” and the answers that were incorrect with an “I”. For incorrect answers, also include the letter of the correct answer.

Question|Answer|“C” or “I”|
1. |C|I|
2. |D,B,C|C|
3. |C|I|
4. |C|C|
5. |B|C|
6. |C|C|
7. |E|C|
8. |D|C|

PART TWO: Visit the Mayo Clinic’s website to learn the importance of and the steps in performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Copy the following web address into a new web browser window: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-cpr/FA00061 . Answer the following questions.

11. What is the best method to learn CPR? ( 2 points )

12. Identify the CAB’s of CPR, AND describe the meaning of each letter below in a complete sentence. ( 9 points ) C – Circulation: This is the act of restoring blood circulation with chest compressions. A – Airway: Clearing the airway after checking their breathing. B – Breathing: Helping the other person

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