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Vetstream is pleased to welcome a new content provider, Forensic Access, to its range of online CPD courses to Vetacademy

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is indicated for any patient that is unresponsive or apnoeic or if a pulse cannot be identified in the patient. The success rate of CPR to return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) is between 30-45%, however discharge from hospital is <5%.  A full cycle of Basic Life Support is 2 minutes long and focuses on ABC: Airway, breathing and circulation.  Airway: visualize airway and place endotracheal tube.  Breathing: ventilate with oxygen at 10 breaths per minute. Ventilation can be achieved with an anaesthetic circuit although an ambu bag is preferred.  Circulation: with patient in lateral recumbency, begin cardiac compressions at...

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