An Infant in First Aid terms is anyone under the age of 1 Year old
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?
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 or infant 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
- 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.