The circulatory system in its basic form consists of the heart, blood vessels and blood. Problems or malfunctions with the circulatory system can lead to major life threatening conditions and can cause other associated health issues. The amount of blood in an infants or child’s body will be significantly less than that of an adult. With this in mind particular care should be taken with an infant or child who is bleeding.
HEART BEATS PER MINUTE: INFANTS 110-130 CHILDREN 90-110
The body struggles to operate if one third of its blood has been lost. Blood pressure will fall quickly and the situation becomes critical.