Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential lifesaving procedure that combines chest compressions and artificial ventilation. People who work in the health care and service industry are strongly encouraged to have knowledge of basic life support so they may assist any member of the public in the event of a cardiac emergency, heart attack, or near-drowning. … Read more
Robert E. O ‘Connor of the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, researched Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Infants and Children, in which the results showed a worrying trend. The mortality rates among infants and children exposed to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest stood at 80 to 97%. While 40 to 65% for those in the hospital. CPR can … Read more
Accidents happen, especially when children are involved. Children are not always aware of the consequences of their actions and therefore are more likely to be accidentally injured than adults are. Children with special needs are especially prone to accidental injury as they are often in less control of their bodies than typically developing children are. When it comes to keeping children safe from injury or illness, their caregivers, teachers, coaches, and other adults are responsible for their well being. For children with special needs, the importance of having clear advocates for their physical health, when they are unable to do it themselves, becomes even more pronounced.
Children with Special Needs
Children with special needs fall onto a spectrum of required care, from those children who need very little assistance to those who need much more support. Children with special needs like Autism, Down syndrome, and ADHD, face several significant challenges in operating in a typical day, let alone when they are in an emergency medical situation. For these children, communication, self-regulation, and basic care can be challenging on any given day, and when extenuating circumstances arise, it’s all too easy for their physical health to suffer and their unique needs to fall between the cracks.
Seeing a child that has become unresponsive or stops breathing can be terrifying. And it can happen to you or a loved one. Most researchers believe that the most common place for your child to be injured is not where you think. It’s not on the football field. It’s not at school and it’s not … Read more