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    CPR

    Regarding the cardiopulomary resuscitation (CPR), what do we call the equipment for doing chest compression (the 2 electrical handheld tools that we put them on the casuality's chest) ?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Nov-2012 at 09:30. Reason: Deleting 'them'.

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    Re: CPR

    They are called paddles, but are not used for compression. They give electric shocks to the heart.

    Rover

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    Re: CPR

    Isn't defibrillator also used colloquially?

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    Re: CPR

    We are talking about two completley different things. Chest compressions are given using your hands. Do not confuse chest compressions with the procedure that shocks the heart with electricity.


    Here is information on defibrilllators, which deliver the electrical pulse, from External Defibrillators
    "They are used in emergency situations on patients who have collapsed due to sudden cardiac arrest. When used in the first few minutes following collapse, these devices often save lives.
    External defibrillators are used in many settings by medical professionals, emergency responders, and by trained and untrained bystanders. The technology is based on decades of research and evolving knowledge."

    The parts that go on the chest to deliver the shock indeed are called paddles.

    Perhaps Ray will come along and comment further.
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    Re: CPR

    One other thing, Ju - as you showed the crossing-out (well done for spotting that - - it was Rover), you probably think CASUALITY is right; but there's no 'I' in it,

    PS And it's 'cardio-pulmonary. Both mistakes suggest that you prefer your Ls to be followed by a vowel.
    Last edited by BobK; 28-Nov-2012 at 17:56. Reason: Added PS

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