|UDK: 615.816||ISSN 0350-2899, 30(2005) 2 p.75-77|
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),
|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
Albanske spomenice 28, 19000 Zaječar
Paper received: 07. 07. 2003.
Paper accepted: 28. 07. 2005.
Published online: 20. 08. 2005.
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