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Schäfer method

Pronunciation: sha'fer

Definition: an obsolete method of resuscitation in cases of drowning or asphyxia; the patient is placed face down and natural breathing is imitated by gentle intermittent pressure over the lower part of the thorax at the rate of about 15 times a minute.

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