Fainting

Fainting

Fainting is a brief loss of consciousness due to a drop in blood flow to the brain. The episode is usually brief lasting less than a couple of minutes and you recover from it quickly and completely. The medical name for fainting is syncope. If it is the first time a child has fainted it should be treated as a medical emergency in case there is an underlying medical condition.Possible causes: Low blood sugar Standing in one place for too long...

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Critical characteristics of high-quality CPR for infants and children.

Critical characteristics of high-quality CPR for infants and children.

High-quality CPR improves an infant or childs’ chance of survival. The critical characteristics of high-quality CPR include: Start compressions within 10 seconds of recognition of cardiac arrest Push hard, push fast Compress at a rate of at least 100 times per minute Push down on the chest approximately 1 1/2 inches for infants Push approximately 2 inches for children Allow the chest to return to normal position after each compression...

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How does an in-home infant/child CPR class work?

How does an in-home infant/child CPR class work?

One of my very popular classes is the in-home infant and child CPR training. Parents are very busy, working long hours and running around with kids. If they didn’t take a CPR class before the baby arrived then it gets put off and they don’t take action until an emergency arrives. Baby Zone & Beyond comes to you. Here’s how an in-home “party” works. I’ll give you an example from last Friday’s class....

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