What would your course of action be if a patient stopped breathing?
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Subsequently, one may also ask, what to do if patient stops breathing?
- Check for responsiveness.
- Call 911 if there is no response.
- Carefully place the person on their back.
- Perform chest compressions:
- Open the airway.
- Look, listen, and feel for breathing.
- If the person is not breathing or has trouble breathing:
Also, what is the first thing you should do if a person is unconscious and not breathing? If an unconscious person is not breathing, it may be necessary to move them carefully onto their back, while protecting their neck, so that they can receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Call 911 before administering CPR. Signs, such as moving, coughing, or breathing are good signs.
Herein, what do you do if you find a patient unresponsive?
Call or tell someone to call 911. Check the person's airway, breathing, and pulse frequently. If necessary, begin CPR. If the person is breathing and lying on their back, and you do not think there is a spinal injury, carefully roll the person toward you onto their side.
Can you stop breathing but still have a pulse?
It often occurs at the same time as cardiac arrest, but not always. In the context of advanced cardiovascular life support, however, respiratory arrest is a state in which a patient stops breathing but maintains a pulse. Importantly, respiratory arrest can exist when breathing is ineffective, such as agonal gasping.