A 36-year-old member asked:
why would an infant need cpr?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
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?
1 doctor answer • 7 doctors weighed in
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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