Cardiovascular disease is one of society’s biggest health problems. Most avoidable deaths are caused by heart disease and occur frequently in non-hospital settings. As a result, it is important to provide up-to-date training to the population and, in particular, health professionals, so that they can play a vital role as first responders.
Quick action is essential when helping people who have suffered cardiorespiratory arrest. Cardiorespiratory arrest can occur in elderly people, as well as adults and/or children. Child victims require a specific course of action and specific techniques.
When handling child victims, appropriate action could help reverse a cardiac arrest, even before the defibrillator gets there.