Management of cardiac and respiratory arrest

Charles W. Otto

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With the massively obese or women in advanced pregnancy, sternal thrusts may be safer and more effective than abdominal thrusts. In the erect victim, the chest is encircled from behind as in the abdominal maneuver, but the fist is placed in the midsternum. In the supine victim, thrusts are applied from the side with the hands in the same position as for external cardiac compressions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWylie and Churchill-Davidsons
Subtitle of host publicationA Practice of Anesthesia, Seventh Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781444114027
ISBN (Print)9780340731307
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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