CPR – child (1 to 8 years old)

Alternative Names

Rescue breathing and chest compressions – child; Resuscitation – cardiopulmonary – child; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – child

Definition of CPR – child (1 to 8 years old)

CPR is a lifesaving procedure that is performed when a child’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped, as in cases of drowning, suffocation, choking, or injuries. CPR is a combination of:

Review

Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/8/2009

CPR - child 1 to 8 years old - series

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