Part 13: pediatric basic life support: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

@article{Berg2010Part1P,
  title={Part 13: pediatric basic life support: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.},
  author={Marc D. Berg and Stephen M. Schexnayder and Leon Chameides and Mark Terry and Aaron J. Donoghue and Robert W Hickey and Robert A. Berg and Robert Michael Sutton and Mary Fran Hazinski},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2010},
  volume={122 18 Suppl 3},
  pages={S862-75}
}
For best survival and quality of life, pediatric basic life support (BLS) should be part of a community effort that includes prevention, early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), prompt access to the emergency response system, and rapid pediatric advanced life support (PALS), followed by integrated post– cardiac arrest care. These 5 links form the American Heart Association (AHA) pediatric Chain of Survival (Figure 1), the first 3 links of which constitute pediatric BLS. Rapid and effective… CONTINUE READING