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CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is a lifesaving procedure that is done when someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped. This may happen after choking, suffocation, drowning, or other injuries. CPR involves:
CPR can save life, but it is best done by someone has undergone CPR course or training. The procedures outlined here are not a substitute for CPR training. Parents and those who take care of children must know infant and child CPR if they haven't already. The newest techniques emphasize compression over rescue breathing and airway, reversing long-standing practice.
There are many factors that make the breathing and heartbeat of infant to stop. Other reasons you may need to do CPR on an infant are the following:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation should be done if the infant has the following symptoms:
The following CPR steps are based on instructions from the American Heart Association.
Most children need CPR because of a preventable accident. The following tips may help prevent some accidents in children: