Attempting to restart breathing for someone whose breathing has stopped.
When someone has stopped breathing, medical personnel or trained laypersons may attempt to restart breathing or maintain weak breathing by using artificial respiration. When the procedure is done by mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, it is often referred to as rescue breathing; when accomplished by a mechanical device or machine, it is often referred to as ventilation. The U.S. Public Health Service recommends that parents receive training in artificial respiration and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through an agency such as the American Red Cross, YMCA, or other community agency.
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