Infant and Child CPR Resources
Pediatric Emergency Care Article
AEDs are safe to use on young children and infants. The below article outlines the importance and safety of AED use for infants with shockable heart rhythms, in the absence of manual defibrillation.
Rossano, Joseph W. MD; Jones, Wendell E. MD; Lerakis, Stamatios MD; Millin, Michael G. MD; Nemeth, Ira MD; Cassan, Pascal MD; Shook, Joan MD; Kennedy, Siobán MA; Markenson, David MD; Bradley, Richard N. MD. The Use of Automated External Defibrillators in Infants. A Report From the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, Pediatric Emergency Care: July 2015 – Volume 31 – Issue 7 – p 526-530.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to use an AED on young children and infants, consider taking our CPR class, our CPR and First Aid class, or our Infant CPR for Parents class.