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Alternative Positions for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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Volume 5, 2017
Issue 4 (August)
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Aslanidis Theodoros, National Center of Emergency Care, Thessaloniki, Greece.
External cardiac compressions are the cornerstone of current life support protocols in case of cardiac arrests. Though supine body positioning is considered the optimum during managing such cases; others alternatives have also reported. The latter can be lifesaving in certain situations where supine positioning is either difficult or time consuming. The present article presents the available literature about cardiopulmonary resuscitation in prone, lateral and head up position.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Cardiac Arrest, Body Positioning
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