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ABC of resuscitation

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
ABC of resuscitation

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A mnemonic (memory aid) for the initial management of a person who has collapsed (e.g. an athlete knocked unconscious on the field of play): A = Airway (ensure that the airway is open); B = Breathing (check that the patient is breathing; if not, commence expired air respiration); C = Circulation (check pulse, if no pulse is present, commence external chest compression)....

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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