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 Child Cpr

By the American Heart Association's® guidelines Child CPR is administered to victim under the age of 8. Children have a much better chance of survival if CPR is performed immediately.

The most common reasons that children stop breathing and their heart stops beating are the following:

  • Choking, suffocation, and strangulation.
  • Drowning.
  • Injuries.
  • Poisoning.
  • Infection.
  • Heart disease, brain disease or medical conditions that affect breathing.
 Check for responsiveness. Shake or tap the child gently. See if the child moves or makes a noise. Shout, "Are you OK?"  If there is no response, shout for help. Send someone to call 911. Do not leave the child alone to call 911 until you have given about 1-2 minutes of CPR.
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