Cardiopulmonary Re-Immonation (CPR): How Long Should A Person Insist On Performing The Maneuvers?

  • Henrique José Bandeira Formiga
  • Elicarlos Marques Nunes Faculdades Integradas de Patos, Paraíba, Brasil
  • Kévia Katiúcia Santos Bezerra
  • Jairio dos Santos Nery
  • Massabiel Rocha Arnaud Segundo
  • Maria Camila Bandeira Seixas Bosco
  • Geórgia Cristina dos Santos Dantas
  • Damiana Veras
  • Rosa Martha Ventura Nunes
  • Edmara da Nóbrega Xavier Martins
  • José Hamylka Ventura Nunes
  • Moniza Karlla Silva Cavalcante
  • Érica Surama Ribeiro César Alves
  • Anne Milane Bezerra Formiga
  • Allan Martins Ferreira


Objetive: The study had the aim to describe the exact moment of interrupting CPR maneuvers in patients in CRP situations.

Method: This is an exploratory and descriptive research, with quantitative character and approach. It was performed with 67 (seventy-seven) nurses from a Regional Hospital, who were informed about the objectives of the same. There were included those who act in direct patient care; of effective position and contracted in the service; And with more than one (1) year of training. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire, previously elaborated, containing objective, subjective and non-inductive questions, which allowed the informant to answer the data pertinent to the study. It was found that the majority of the interviewees were women, aged between 31 and 35 years, specialists, with more than 4 years of training and 3 years of service, medical / surgical clinic attendees, and without reports of training.

Results: They demonstrated they know the exact timing of CPR maneuvers but reported that they would not apply CPR in situations in which the patient had cadaveric stiffness, decomposition, crushing of the skull and thorax, or a CPA report of more than 20 minutes. Faced with conditions in which the team could decide not to perform CPR, they reported not applying CPR in the vegetative state, in terminal or chronic patients.

Conclusion: Therefore, they conclude that the said moment of interrupting the protocol is determined in a personal and ethical way, that is, by the individuality of each situation.

Keywords: Nurses. Cardiovascular Stop. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Apr 22, 2017
How to Cite
FORMIGA, Henrique José Bandeira et al. Cardiopulmonary Re-Immonation (CPR): How Long Should A Person Insist On Performing The Maneuvers?. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, apr. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 may 2017. doi:

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