Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar
Year 2005     Volumen 30     Number 2
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UDK: 615.816 ISSN 0350-2899, 30(2005) 2 p.75-77
Case report

Cardiopulmonal resuscitation in field work of general practice medical department - challenges, equipment, disadvantages - case report

Ljiljana Jović (1), Miljan Jović (2), Dana-Madalina Pavlović(1), Tatjana Krstić(1)
Zdravstveni centar Zaječar,
(1) Služba opšte medicine,
(2) Služba hitne medicinske pomoći



  Summary: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as a set of medical and technical actions, theoretically represents a clear and logical sequence of procedures, the goal of which is to maintain vital functions of an acutely injured person. Depending on who performs the CPR and the equipment used, there are two levels of the CPR, which are not clearly separated, but do overlap in real situations –Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). Emergency crews are equipped for ALS with appropriate vehicles, defibrillators, necessary resuscitation drugs, oxygen gears, respirators etc. However, the time needed for the crew to reach the acutely injured person is often very long, especially if we have in mind that it takes around 5 minutes for irreversible damage to occur, in the first place to the brain, but also to other vital organs. An early resuscitation considerably increases chances of such patients to survive. Rarely does the general practice department encounter dramatic situations as these and they have modest, if any, equipment for such emergencies. In this case report we depiction such resuscitation performed in the field by physicians and technicians of the general practice department, where sheer enthusiasm of medical staff took a victory in spite of inferior equipment.
Key words: cardiopulmonary resuscitation, general practice department

Note: full text in Serbian
Napomena: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku

  Corresponding Address:
Ljiljana Jović
Albanske spomenice 28, 19000 Zaječar
  Paper received: 07. 07. 2003.
Paper accepted: 28. 07. 2005.
Published online: 20. 08. 2005.
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