Pediatric resuscitation

Last Updated on by FRCEM Intermediate

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Pediatric resuscitation – BLS

 

Infant and child BLS sequence Differ from adults

  • Give 5 initial rescue breaths before starting chest compression.
  • If you are on your own, perform CPR for 1 min before going for help.
  • Compress the chest by at least one-third of its depth, approximately 4 cm for an infant and approximately 5 cm for an older child. Use two fingers for an infant under 1 year; use one or two hands for a child over 1 year to achieve an adequate depth of compression.
  • The compression rate should be 100–120

Pediatric advanced life support

 

Differentials

  • Sepsis
  • Nonaccidental Injury
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Undiagnosed cardiac disease

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