A Child in First Aid terms is anyone between the age of 1 Year old and onset of early puberty.
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 a Child in First Aid terms?
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.
Common causes for a child to stop breathing are:
- Anaphylaxis (Allergic reaction)
- Not responding nor breathing normally
- Chest not rising
- Cannot hear a breath
- Cannot feel a breath
- Colour change of skin
- 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
- Child rescue breaths: Start with 5 Rescue breaths. Tilt the neck back using the head tilt chin lift technique, pinch the nose and place your mouth over their mouth. Blow for no longer than a second and do this 5 times.
- Child Chest compressions: Place 1 hand (Can use 2 if a bigger child) in the centre of the chest with locked elbows 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. Swap every 2 minutes if needed with a helper.
- 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 Child CPR training in more depth on the following courses.