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A 36-year-old member asked:

why would an infant need cpr?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
They quit breahing: Although most infants won't have a heart attack or rhythm disturbance that puts them down like adults, they may need cpr. Infants have more respiratory findings leading to problems than adults. They can compensate to a point for pneumonia problems, asthma, etc by breathing harder, but they can wear out, stop breathing & will soon die unless someone helps them get going again.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can a lay person learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) for infants?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
AHA sponsored course: The american heart association sponsors official CPR course (infant and adult) for which you can sign up for on line.

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Last updated Mar 14, 2013

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