CAB

Circulation, airway, breathing (the order that laypeople are taught the steps of CPR). CAB replaces airway, breathing, circulation (ABC). The difference from ABC is that CAB employs chest compressions before opening the airway and giving positive-pressure breaths.

CAB is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or .

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + App from F.A. Davis and Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. .