What Is CPR? - Definition, History & Purpose


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What does the abbreviation CPR Stand for?

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1. What does the word 'cardio' in 'cardiopulmonary' mean?

2. What does the word 'pulmonary' in 'cardiopulmonary' mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Most people have heard of CPR before, but how much do you know about how it works? Assess your comprehension with this worksheet and quiz. Some practice questions have been written to ask about the meaning of word parts important to understanding CPR.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on:

  • Research organization dedicated to improving CPR techniques
  • Word part meanings in the term 'cardiopulmonary'
  • CPR training eligibility
  • The abbreviation CPR

Skills Practiced

Ascertain your expertise in using these skills while you work on the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about CPR from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately define main word parts in the term 'cardiopulmonary'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about CPR research and training

Additional Learning

Grow your knowledge base about CPR by reviewing the accompanying lesson called What is CPR? - Definition, History & Purpose. The lesson meets these learning objectives:

  • Learn the history of CPR
  • Identify the decade in which chest compressions began to be used with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
  • Understand the purpose of CPR