prone pressure method


prone pressure method
prone pressure method n a method of artificial respiration consisting essentially of alternate pressure and release of pressure on the back of the thorax of the prone patient by means of which water if present is expelled from the lungs and air is allowed to enter called also Schafer method

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  • prone pressure method — noun : a method of artificial respiration consisting essentially of alternate pressure and release of pressure on the back of the thorax of the prone patient by means of which water if present is expelled from the lungs and air is allowed to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prone pressure method — a method of artificial respiration in which the patient is placed face downward, pressure then being rhythmically applied with the hands to the lower part of the thorax. Also called Schafer method, Schafer s method. * * * …   Universalium

  • Schafer method — Scha·fer method or Schae·fer method also Scha·fer s method shā fər(z) n PRONE PRESSURE METHOD Shar·pey Scha·fer .shär pē shā fər Sir Edward Albert (1850 1935) British physiologist. Schafer held positions as professor of physiology at several… …   Medical dictionary

  • Schafer method — /shay feuhr/. See prone pressure method. Also, Schafer s Method. [named after Sir Edward A. Sharpey Schafer (1850 1935), English physiologist] * * * …   Universalium

  • back pressure-arm lift method — n artificial respiration in which the operator kneels at the head of the prone victim, compresses the chest manually by pressure on the back, and then pulls up the elbows thereby expanding the lungs called also Holger Nielsen method …   Medical dictionary

  • Stimson method — 1. closed reduction of anterior shoulder dislocation by using a small weight to exert traction on the affected arm, which hangs over the edge of the table with the patient in the prone position. 2. a method for closed reduction of posterior hip… …   Medical dictionary

  • Schafer's method — /shāˈfərz methˈəd/ noun A method of artificial respiration in which pressure is exerted on the prone patient s lower back at intervals of several seconds (cf ↑kiss of life) ORIGIN: Sir Edward Sharpey Schafer (1850–1935), English physiologist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Milch method — closed reduction of anterior shoulder dislocation by traction on the arm, which is abducted overhead with the patient in the supine position, external rotation, and pressure on the head of the humerus; in some modifications of this technique the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sharpey-Schafer, Sir Edward Albert — ▪ British physiologist and inventor original name  Edward Albert Schäfer   born June 2, 1850, Hornsey, near London, Eng. died March 29, 1935, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scot.       English physiologist and inventor of the prone pressure method… …   Universalium

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