Basic life support for the child and infant

Leah Rosengarten*, Sasha Ban

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Abstract

The majority of cardiorespiratory arrests in children and infants are caused by respiratory insufficiency rather than cardiac problems; therefore, the order of delivering resuscitation is different to the delivery of basic life support to adults. The Nursing and Midwifery Council has stated that all nurses must be able to provide basic life support. This article will explain the process for recognising the need for, and delivering, basic life support to infants and children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1118-1122
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume28
Issue number17
Early online date26 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2019

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