Attempting to restart breathing and heartbeat for someone whose breathing and pulse appear to have stopped.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) employs chest compressions in a sequential pattern with artificial respiration to restore or maintain weak breathing and heartbeat. Both the U.S. Public Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that parents receive training in such first aid techniques from the American Red Cross, YMCA, or other community agency.
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How to Save Your Child or Baby: When Every Second Counts. Los Angeles, CA: Video Prescriptions, 1987.
(One 40-minute videocassette.)
Seconds Count. Manhattan Beach, CA: Mann Design, 1991.
(One 18-minute videocassette.)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has determined that the following industrial processes, occupational exposures, and chemicals are associated with cancer in humans:
Contact with these substances should be avoided by both children and adults.
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