Resuscitation is a medical procedure used to restore circulation and breathing in a person whose heart and breathing have stopped. It is a vital first step in the management of any life-threatening illness or injury, and can save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. In many cases, successful resuscitation depends on early recognition of a cardiac arrest and the rapid commencement of CPR and other resuscitation measures. Resuscitation procedures can include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). By providing these treatment options at the earliest possible moment, resuscitation can help increase the chances of a positive outcome in a life-threatening situation.

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Editor: Giovanna Bertini, Careggi University Hospital of Florence
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Neonatology is an open access, peer reviewed journal. The goal is to provide more resourceful information in this era for all scientists and researchers, as well as in-depth knowledge related to neonatalology.