Behavioral Treatment of CPR Anxiety: A Case Study

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Terri L. Shelton, Vice Chancellor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: A 23-year-old mother with a previously documented psychiatric history experienced extreme anxiety regarding the potential need to resuscitate her infant from recurrent life-threatening apnea. Before discharge on a home monitor, the mother was treated with systematic desensitization and response prevention techniques for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) anxiety Following 4 days of therapy, the mother successfully completed the CPR training course. At 4-month follow-up, the mother reported that she was able to use CPR successfully and could respond to apnea alarms within 10 seconds Implications of this technique for other health care concerns are discussed.

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Children's Health Care, 13, 77-81.
Language: English
Date: 1984
Anxiety, Caregiver, Mother, Apnea, CPR training

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