Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (cont.)
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CPR in Children
Sudden cardiac arrest is less common in children than it is in adults. It usually occurs when there is a lack of oxygen caused by a breathing problem such as choking, near-drowning, or respiratory infections.
In order to use an AED on a child from one year of age through eight years of age a special pediatric cable is used to reduce the amount of energy provided by the electrical shock.
Doing CPR on children aged one year to eight years is similar to doing CPR on adults. However, there are some minor differences. Most are due to the child's smaller size.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/23/2015
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