Basic life support in children

First Aid in children already bring to the trespassing acute stress and severe emotional component. Come and try out at home possible realistic scenario to help the child, which is described in the current recommendations of the European Resuscitation Council.

BLS in children
KPR in children
Published at: 20.12.2011


Martin Doleček, MD, PhD
Head of Emergency Department, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Brno, Medical Faculty of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Presented algorithm BLS in children depicts one of the most common causes leading to cardiac arrest in children, FBAO - Foreign Body Airway Obstruction. In this case a complete airway obstruction. The presented algorithm is based on the recommendations for CPR in children of the ERC from the year of 2010. What I consider to be very beneficial in this algorithm is that in addition to the procedure itself is aimed at key decision-making moments. I also very appreciate the amount of information what gets the student in justification of incorrect answers.


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