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1 Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in the Federal Workplace Changes in CPR / AED Guidelines 2006 John J. Perkner, DO, MSPH Federal Occupational Health a component of the U.S. Public Health Service  Program Support Center  Department of Health and Human Services

2 Federal Occupational Health 2 UPDATE

3 Federal Occupational Health 3

4 4 FOH AED PROGRAM  Follow Site Specific protocol  Designed to provide response and prevent errors

5 Federal Occupational Health 5 AED Machine Update  Manufacturer specific  EXAMPLE - No loaners (not FOH)  2 week window???  Always follow AED instructions  Use new guidelines after machine update

6 Federal Occupational Health 6 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES The “source authority” for information provided in this document is 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care; Circulation, 2005; 112:IV-206-IV-211; © 2005 American Heart Association.

7 Federal Occupational Health 7 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES Use the head tilt-chin lift maneuver to open a patient’s airway, regardless if he / she is injured.

8 Federal Occupational Health 8 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES Take a normal breath prior to giving a rescue ventilation.

9 Federal Occupational Health 9 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES For all ages, give ventilations that are approximately 1 second in length.

10 Federal Occupational Health 10 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES If normal breathing is not present in an adult, give two ventilations and start CPR, beginning with compressions

11 Federal Occupational Health 11 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES Rescue ventilations without chest compressions will no longer be recommended to be taught to the lay rescuer in coming to the assistance of an adult patient.

12 Federal Occupational Health 12 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES Use one or two hands, centered on the chest at about the nipple line, to provide chest compressions on a child.

13 Federal Occupational Health 13 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES Use two fingers, just below the nipple line, to provide chest compressions on an infant.

14 Federal Occupational Health 14 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES During CPR, use a 30:2 compression to ventilation ratio for all ages.

15 Federal Occupational Health 15 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES When other responders are available, rotate the compressor role about every two minutes to prevent compressor fatigue. Switch quickly (less than five seconds) to minimize interruption of compressions. Do not reassess.

16 Federal Occupational Health 16 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES When alone and caring for a child or infant found unresponsive and not breathing, provide approximately 2 minutes of CPR (5 cycles of 30 compressions:2 breaths) prior to activating EMS and getting an AED.

17 Federal Occupational Health 17 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES Once started, continue CPR until an AED is attached, the patient moves or until another CPR or EMS responder takes over your care.

18 Federal Occupational Health 18 FOH AED Program GUIDELINE CHANGES If directed by the AED, deliver a single shock, followed immediately by 5 cycles or approximately 2 minutes of CPR.

19 Federal Occupational Health 19 FOH AED Program  QUESTIONS


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