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CPR-Infant

Infant CPR

We at NDA First Aid Training Ltd hope you are never put in this position but its better to know what to do than panic. YOU could save a life!

How old is an infant in First Aid terms?

An Infant in First Aid terms is anyone under the age of 1 Year old

What does CPR stand for?

CPR stands for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

What 2 elements make up CPR?

CPR is made up of 2 elements:

  • Rescue Breaths
  • Chest Compressions.
We do 5 Rescue Breaths first, then 30 compressions, then 2 Rescue breaths and continue 30:2 until help arrives, the casualty breaths normally, your exhausted or can swap with someone else

 

Common causes for a child or infant to stop breathing are:

  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Anaphylaxis (Allergic reaction)
  • Suffocation

Recognition:

  • Not responding nor breathing normally
  • Chest not rising,
  • Cannot hear a breath
  • Cannot feel a breath
  • Colour change of skin
  • Cyanosis
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Treatment:

  • Call 999 / 112 for an ambulance ( Get a helper to do this if possible, if alone do 1 minute of CPR then you call 999/112
  • Infant rescue breaths: Start with 5 Rescue breaths. Keep the neck in a neutral position and place your mouth over their mouth and nose. With the puff of your cheeks blow for no longer than a second and do this 5 times. 
  • Infant Chest compressions: Place 2 fingers in the centre of the chest and compress 1 third of the chest depth 30 times. Then do 2 Rescue Breaths.
  • Continue 30:2 until you are exhausted, the casualty shows signs of life, or the medical services arrive. You can also swap with someone every 2 minutes (Roughly 5-6 cycles if fatigued)

This guidance is great but no substitute for a practical First Aid course.

We teach Infant CPR training in more depth on the following courses.

TQUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid 

 

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