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QUESTION 23

Cardiac arrest in children is usually caused by?

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For the purposes of CPR, a victim is considered a child from the age of 1 until the onset of puberty. Children go into cardiac arrest for different reasons than adults. Child victims generally suffer Asphyxial Cardiac Arrest which is caused by a lack of oxygen (Respiratory Arrest). Ventilations are extremely important in pediatric resuscitation. You must move quickly because the victim is in need of oxygen.

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The point is that children usually do not go into cardiac arrest to do a heart condition. Choking, drowning, suffocation (which is the #1 cause of death in infants), allergic reactions and many traumatic injuries will cause a lack of oxygen which will then cause cardiac arrest. So for the purposes of CPR, a child will need oxygen immediately.
AEDCPR
2017-09-08 17:23:02
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What about accidents?
I thought the #1 cause of death in children as accidents
Cheryl
2017-09-08 12:11:26
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The point is that children usually do not go into cardiac arrest to do a heart condition. Choking, drowning, suffocation (which is the #1 cause of death in infants), allergic reactions and many traumatic injuries will cause a lack of oxygen which will then cause cardiac arrest. So for the purposes of CPR, a child will need oxygen immediately.
AEDCPR
2017-09-08 17:23:02