Fort Worth, Texas,
06
July
2016
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04:09 PM
America/Chicago

CPR: How to save a life in under 4 minutes

Physician outlines steps to needed to keep blood flowing to the brain

The month of June has been a deadly one at Cook Children's. Twenty-four children have drowned and three of those were fatal. 

Now we head into the Fourth of July weekend. Last year, during the holiday weekend, six children were seen at Cook Children's for drowning. All the children survived. But for the month of July in 2015, 23 children drowned and two were fatal. 

Learning CPR can save a child’s life by restoring breathing and circulation until advance life support can be given by health care providers. Please watch the following video from Steve Muyskens, M.D., medical director of the Cardiac MRI at Cook Children's.

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