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oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Cardiopulmonary-cerebral resuscitation : refresher course

 

Abstract

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is necessary whenever the oxygen supply to the brain is insufficient to maintain cerebral function. Oxygen supply to the brain is dependent on :


1. Cardiac output
2. Haemoglobin concentration
CaO = Hb g/dl x SaO x 1,34ml O/dl + (PaO x 0,003)
3. Oxygen-haemoglobin saturation, which is mainly dependent on respiratory function.
CPR is thus essential in any condition in which cardiac output is critically low.

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2010-03-01
2016-12-05
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