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A Demonstration of Child CPR

When doing CPR on a child, what is the best chest compression? How far do you push? Current CPR guidelines for children recommend one-third to one-half chest compressions, but it's possible one-half may be too deep. Dr. Matthew Braga, a pediatric critical care specialist at DHMC, has published a study showing that a one-half chest compression, in some cases, may not even be attainable and could be harmful to some children. To read more on the study, see "Does child CPR need to be revised?". In the video below, Dr. Braga shows how to give proper child CPR.

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