Silvester method

Silvester method
Sil·ves·ter method sil-'ves-tər- n a method of artificial respiration in which the subject is laid on his or her back and air is expelled from the lungs by pressing the arms over the chest and fresh air drawn in by pulling them above the head
Silvester Henry Robert (1828-1908)
British physician. Silvester introduced his method of artificial respiration in 1858.

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a nonmechanical method of emergency artificial respiration: with patient supine, rescuer pulls patient's arms firmly over head to raise the ribs and aid inhalation; the arms are then brought down and pressed against the chest to aid exhalation; procedure is repeated 16 times per minute. Called also chest pressure–arm lift m.

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