FronkmanAn Apple a day keeps the doctor awayPremium
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|reply to Crookshanks |
Re: CPR pays PR dividends
said by Crookshanks:except it was a baby. said by cdru:
An AED wouldn't even charge and fire if the person still has a heart beat, which the baby did.
Who told you that? An AED will fire in cases of tachycardia and fibrillation. That's the whole point of an AED. If you learned otherwise you should fire the person doing first aid training for your company. From Wikipedia, emphasis mine:
almost all significant issues in emergency pediatric care are related to airway/breathing problems. fix those and everything else will recover. babies don't have VT/VF, an AED will not do them any good.
in fact, the NRP (neonatal resuscitation program) guidelines, which govern resuscitation of newborn infants states that you must make great effort to provide adequate ventilation before beginning chest compressions or giving epinephrine.
(from someone certified in BLS, ACLS, ATLS and NRP)
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