Life Saving Lessons

Parents learn pediatric CPR at Montefiore Children's Hospital.
2:42 | 10/17/11

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Mayor bill -- witnessed a parent's nightmare when her young son started -- -- and struggling for air. Her son was having a seizure and -- belt simply panicked if I. If you have pulled the flag and He had -- -- thanks TJ -- was very hot for me. In the had a baby you know what to move his talent being looking into baby. She immediately called 911 her son eventually stabilized but -- -- gut response to first call for help. Could have cost her her son's life. At the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York. Pediatric cardiologist doctor -- -- Resnick says in the case of a child suffered from cardiac arrest every moment counts. Born child He would do secure first. And then call -- -- when you thought -- -- usually Coleman -- immediately. That the response time that could save a -- And like the response time the cause of cardiac arrest in children is different than in adults. Most of them -- adults and -- -- disease or disease in the blood vessels that are supplying blood and entrance of the heart. And children the most likely cause a cardiac arrest is actually from the respiratory system from the -- and -- and calls. -- for these reasons mayor bill -- her son along with other families are being encouraged to learn pediatric CPR. New York's fire department as well as many others across the country. Is offering classes for adults and kids to learn what to do when a child appears to be in -- of CPR. You'd be surprised how many people out there normalcy PR -- not to do. That means using a take home practice mannequin to get over the fear factor of responding to the emergency. Good -- of the dump the -- have conveyed intimidating. But then we know we've talked to them already be intimidated now. -- when an emergency really occurs actionable freezing and he's -- something. That we something's better than doing nothing. For children perform 32 impressions first using less pressure than a full grown adult. Then closing the nose and -- -- head back. Perform mouth to mouth giving two breaths between the thirty impressions. -- a mile wide -- at the dentist. Be careful not to put to hand on their neck. All right. And seeing you can add -- -- come up each these seemingly small but crucial differences that could make all the difference for parents of young children. But it's -- depth fattening actor -- life in the best thing -- to say that I.

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