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A Family Guide to CPR: What Every Parent Needs to Know

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: If an emergency arose, would you know how to do CPR on your child? Or perform other life-saving measures?
Air Date: 9/11/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Deborah Mulligan, MD
Dr. Mulligan resizedDr. Deborah Mulligan received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco, Medical Doctorate from the University of California Los Angeles and completed pediatric emergency medicine training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is the Director of the Institute for Child Health Policy and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University where she reports directly to the Chancellor. The Institute is a resource for communities, policy makers, public and private agencies, professional organizations, foundations, and academic institutions. Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

She is listed on IMDB for her contribution to Award Winning Indie Film Tio Papi, AAP and ACEP spokesperson featured on a broad media spectrum of radio, television, magazines, online and print newspapers, such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Discovery Health Channel.

Her public service continues as pediatric consultant to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. She received the Engagement Educator Award presented by First Lady Michelle Obama, the largest safety net hospital system.
A Family Guide to CPR: What Every Parent Needs to Know
If the situation ever arose, would you know how to do CPR on your child?

Would you know how to help a choking child?

What if you weren't around... would your babysitter or teenage child know how to help a younger child?

In the event of emergencies such as these, knowledge and know-how are your two best friends. But there are many questions surrounding these procedures, especially when it comes to kids.

For instance, at what age should your kids learn this very important life-saving information? What sort of emergency education programs are available in your area?

Dr. Deborah Mulligan, MD, shares the information you need to save a life if you had to, as well as how to learn the proper CPR techniques.
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