AAP policy statement on life support training for children including adults


eMediNexus    24 May 2018

A policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published online May 23, 2018 advocates life support training of children, parents, caregivers, school personnel and the public. The AAP recommends that pediatricians hone their own skills and stay up to date on CPR and life-support skills. The academy also recommends:

  1. Supporting age-appropriate life support training for children as part of the school curriculum in schools, beginning in the primary grades.
  2. Providing life support training to all school personnel, parents, caregivers and the public.
  3. Placing an automated external defibrillator (AED) for adults and children in every school in the community and near every school athletic facility - and training staff and children on how to use them
  4. Advocating for funding and legislation to promote the training

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