Reanimación Cardiopulmonar Básica en el niño y adolescente

3829913423_44d944f361_zMayka está pintando en su estudio. De repente llaman a la puerta: es su vecina, muy nerviosa y asustada porque su hijo David de 12 años, que tiene un problema en el corazón, se ha desplomado y no sabe qué hacer. Mayka la acompaña y tras una breve valoración comienza a realizarle maniobras de Reanimación Cardiopulmonar Básica mientras la madre de David llama al 112…

Se conoce como Reanimación Cardiopulmonar (RCP) básica a las maniobras necesarias para sustituir de manera eficaz las funciones de respiración y circulación de una persona mediante la ventilación (respiración boca-boca o boca-boca y nariz) y el masaje cardíaco respectivamente. Estas maniobras tienen el objetivo de mantener con vida a la persona que ha sufrido una parada cardio-respiratoria por cualquier motivo, hasta que venga ayuda más especializada a relevarnos y utilizar otros procedimientos para estabilizarlo y trasladarlo a un centro hospitalario. Sigue leyendo

Check to school failure

niño ajedrezPawn to King Four. Pablo moves a piece and there’s no turning back. That’s one of the many movements with which he could have started the game. He is so concentrated that he doesn’t notice the people moving around expectantly and enjoying this exciting strategy game.

And every time he plays this sport since he was 4 years old, he is not aware of the many beneficial effects it is having on him, effects which have been already explained several times by diverse media and on which we insist again following the latest scientific discoveries. Sigue leyendo

Minor paediatric emergencies

vendajeMinor paediatric emergencies

As a result of a collaboration between Dr. Aida Hernández Blanco as a paediatrician in Medimar International Hospital and Mandarina Garden children’s play-centre, an issue on which parents ask for information repeatedly, and which is interesting at the same time, was discussed: minor paediatric emergencies.

Who first thought about ​​giving this talk?

It was parents who had been asking for the keys to follow in the event of some of the most common paediatric emergencies, such as a foreign body in the nose or ear, blows to the eye, or the most demanded and the one that most worries them: what to do at home to a child with a choking or a semi-choking. Sigue leyendo

My baby will be born with a sick heart. I need some advice

images-3Prenatal counseling is the information that parents receive when the unborn baby has a problem: which disorder it has, what can be expected when it is born, both in the short and medium term, and whether there is a solution.

This information, which will help both the father and the mother to be as prepared as possible during the pregnancy and after the childbirth, can be given by the obstetrician, the midwife, and/or the paediatrician, depending on the anomaly. Sigue leyendo