Defibrillator Use Urged to Save Children's Lives

April 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on the use of emergency defibrillators to save the lives of children ranging from 8 years old and below, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ventricular fibrillations refers to a condition in which the heart fails to contract properly and is potentially fatal. A significant number of children reportedly have arrhythmias needing defibrillation. Concerns about the possible damage of using adult defibrillators to hearts of children are said to have disappeared.


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