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What should the nurse first do if she is preparing to begin one-person cardiopulmonary resuscitation?



1. Establish unresponsiveness.
B. Call for help.
C. Open the airway.
D. Assess the client for a carotid pulse.
Asked by Denver, Last updated: Jan 15, 2020

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j. Goodman

J. Goodman, Web Content Writer, San Antonio

Answered Oct 15, 2018

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is known by most people as CPR. It is when someone does chest compressions because the victim is not responding to the person and their heart is not pumping or function correctly. When this happens, the person needs also to be checked for breathing. Sometimes, these go hand-in-hand because they happen together. For instance, a person who is in a car accident may be unresponsive and needs CPR. The rescuer would remove the person from the car and do CPR on...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Establish unresponsiveness.-rationale: the correct sequence begins with establishing unresponsiveness. the nurse should then call for help, assess the client for breathing while opening the airway, deliver two breaths, and check for a carotid pulse.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: physiological adaptationcognitive level: knowledgereference: smeltzer, s.c., et al. brunner & suddarths textbook of medical surgical-nursing, 11th ed. philadelphia: lippincott...Read More
 

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