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What can make an injured or ill child's or infant's heart stop?

When a child’s or an infant’s heart stops, it usually is the result of a breathing emergency.

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Avoid Unnecessary Trips to the Emergency Department
Avoid Unnecessary Trips to the Emergency Department
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What should I do before putting on personal protective gear to give care?
Elizabeth BeamElizabeth Beam
First and foremost, wash your hands. This will ensure that your hands are clean before you put on an...
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How do I prevent spreading disease after providing emergency care?
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Avoid handling any of your personal items such as pens or combs while giving care, or until you ...
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How CPR Saves Lives
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