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CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is pushing down on a person's chest and breathing into his or her mouth. It is
used in emergencies when a person's heart stops beating, or when he or she stops
CPR works to move blood to the person's brain to help prevent brain
damage. CPR can help keep a person alive until a health professional arrives.
The steps of CPR are C-A-B:
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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