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What's the difference between child's cpr and adult's cpr?

What's the difference between child's cpr and adult's cpr?

Hand placement: And depth of compressions. You can lean more from the american heart association. ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Definition)

Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to ...Read more


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What is the compression rate for cpr in a child of 5 years old?

What is the compression rate for cpr in a child of 5 years old?

At least a 100/min: In 2010, the aha updated their CPR guidelines. One of the changes was that they recommended a compression rate of at least a 100/min, whether it is an infant, child or adult. Another major changes is the sequence= it is now c-a-b instead of a-b-c. For a synopsis of the new changes, click here: http://firstaid.About.Com/od/cpr/qt/09_2010_cpr_guidelines.Htm. ...Read more

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Why would you use more chest compressions per minute during cpr on a child than an adult?

Why would you use more chest compressions per minute during cpr on a child than an adult?

Faster: They have a faster heart rate normally, so during cpr, they should have more chest compressions. ...Read more

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Do you know any good dvd's to teach me about cpr and helping a choking child?

Do you know any good dvd's to teach me about cpr and helping a choking child?

American Red Cross: Lots of good materials free on their website. You can probably bind videos on youtube as well but try to find one that references the arc or aha. ...Read more

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How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from adult and older people?

How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from adult and older people?

Take the class: It's great that you are asking this question. CPR is different for infants and adults. It continues to evolve as we learn more. The introduction of aed's has made learning CPR even more important. The quicker you can get electricity to the heart the better. Take a class. Who knows when you might save a life. ...Read more

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How do you perform cpr properly? Is doing it on an infant or toddler/kid different from an adult and older people?

Courses: For CPR are administered throughoit the us. The aha has useful programs. Speak to your primary care provider to sign ip for training. ...Read more

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What's a good website to learn about child cpr (near drowning)?

What's a good website to learn about child cpr (near drowning)?

The American Heart A: The american heart association or the american academy of pediatrics. You can download programs to watch and learn. ...Read more

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If 88 yr man had cpr (later responded to questions by blinking eyes) had a positive CT scan, but EEG activity of 5%. Chances of braindamage? Waking up?

If 88 yr man had cpr (later responded to questions by blinking eyes) had a positive CT scan, but EEG activity of 5%. Chances of braindamage? Waking up?

Family meeting...: In the instances where there's an elderly person who was sick enough to need CPR and the family has questions about prognosis, it's best to have a sit down family meeting with the primary doctor/icu doctor and neurologist to discuss goals of care. On average about 15-18% of people >65 who have CPR survive to hospital discharge. This is serious enough to warrant a family meeting. ...Read more

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What's lay person cardiopulmonary resuscitation for children?

There are...: ...Classes offered in this in many hospitals, clinics, and schools. It is a wonderful thing to know CPR for both grown ups and children. Knowing CPR may allow you to some day save someone's life. I encourage you to find a class near you. ...Read more