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When should you start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for chest injury?

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If the person is unresponsive, has stopped breathing, or is gasping for air:

  • For a child, start CPR for children.
  • For an adult, start adult CPR.

From: Chest Injury Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Emergency Physicians Foundation: “What to Do in a Medical Emergency."

First Aid Manual , Departments of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force.

Thygerson, A. , Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006. First Aid

Chest Injury Information from eMedicineHealth.

American Heart Association: "Highlights of the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on September 09, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Emergency Physicians Foundation: “What to Do in a Medical Emergency."

First Aid Manual , Departments of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force.

Thygerson, A. , Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006. First Aid

Chest Injury Information from eMedicineHealth.

American Heart Association: "Highlights of the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on September 09, 2017

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