When to stop CPR

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The recovery of the victim's breathing and circulation should be the signal for us to end the Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, it will be when stable, the patient will have survived.

We must suspend resuscitation when:

  • Let's get confirmation that the patient has a terminal and incurable disease.
  • When there is an irreversible cardiac arrest, that is, absence of cardiac activity for 30 minutes.
  • If there are other victims who have a better chance of survival and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, delay our attention.
  • When the place where the stop has occurred is a place that is remote, isolated or at a great distance from the places of emergency medical assistance.
  • When the time elapsed since the R.C.P. basic passing to the second phase, advanced R.C.P., is longer than 30 minutes.
  • When the CPR, the rescuer, is exhausted (in the case of basic CPR).
  • When there is a confirmation of the establishment of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation with more than 10 minutes of delay less when, there is any type of doubt or the cause of the stop has been:
    • Hypothermia
    • Barbiturate poisoning
    • Drowning
    • Electrocution

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