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Lesson 2, Heart Attack and CPR

Learning Objectives

  • Define clinical death, biological death, heart attack, cardiac arrest, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Identify factors that increase a person's risk of having a heart attack.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  • Identify how cardiopulmonary resuscitation simulates normal breathing and heartbeat.
  • Identify the recovery rates for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Study Units:

2-1 Definitions
2-2 Causes of Cardiac Arrest
2-3 Risk Factors for Heart Attack
2-4 Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
2-5 Need for CPR
2-6 Effects of Rescue Breathing
2-7 Effects of Chest Compression
2-8 Role of the Rescuer
2-9 Recovery Rates

Exercises for Lesson 2

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015