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Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome is a life-threatening condition where two or more organ systems are reversibly damaged. Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), also known as multiorgan failure, is a disorder in which two or more organ systems are not working correctly, usually because of a complex cascade of events initiated by an illness, injury, or severe
Rescue breathing, previously known as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, is an integral part of CPR but can also be used on its own if there is a heartbeat. Rescue breathing (previously known as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) is a life-saving intervention in which you blow air into a person's mouth after they stop breathing. It is often used with chest compressions during cardiopulmonary
Learn about the most important steps to take when you discover an infant that is choking on something. Babies under 1 year old can choke when an object like food or a toy becomes stuck in their throat, blocking their airway. A choking baby won’t be able to cry or cough loudly. You may notice a high-pitched sound when trying to inhale, difficulty
There is no substitute for proper CPR training for adults. However, you may need to do CPR on a child if there is an emergency. There is no substitute for proper training. However, emergencies wait for no one. Use these steps to provide CPR to children 1 to 8 years old.For babies under 1-year-old, do infant CPR. Mihajlo Maricic / EyeEm / Getty Images Steps Stay safe.
What's the Best CPR Mask for Giving Mouth-to-Mouth?
What's the best type of barrier device a lay rescuer should use when doing mouth-to-mouth, a flat plastic barrier or a mask? How about nothing at all? What is the best type of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) mask a lay rescuer should use when doing mouth-to-mouth? Are you concerned that a barrier device, supplied with an AED (automated external defibrillator), will be difficult to use at
Should You Perform CPR on Some Who Is Gasping or Unconscious?
Bystanders may hesitate to start CPR if an unconsious person is gasping for air. What should you do? When someone is unconscious/unresponsive and not breathing, they are in clear need of CPR. The same can be said if they are instead taking gasping, irregular breaths. Known as agonal breathing, this is common after cardiac arrest. Even though it may
How to Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Rescuer Safety
Learn why personal protective equipment (PPE) is used by every healthcare provider to decrease the potential for injury and infection. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used by healthcare providers to protect themselves from injury or infection during an emergency. GARO / PHANIE Passage / Getty ImagesPPE is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's official
Because a tsunami can strike without warning, you have to be prepared all the time. Get tips on what to do before a tsunami hits. A tsunami is a seismic sea wave (a series of waves caused by an earthquake or landslide) that can cause devastation to coastal areas. They used to be inaccurately referred to as tidal waves, which are shallow water waves caused by the earth's