How to Perform Infant CPR
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SPEAKERHello and welcome to infant CPR training. Thank you for learning how to save a life.
So let's talk about when do you need to do infant CPR? Infant CPR is done when an infant is unconscious, they're unresponsive, and they're not breathing. When we do CPR, we're keeping the blood and oxygen moving through the body with our compressions and our rescue breathing, until more advanced training can take over.
So what does infant CPR look like? Let's take an example of what it looks like. So the very first thing I'm going to do, I need to check for a response. How do I check for responsiveness in an infant? Well, you don't want to shake the baby. So I'm going to tap the feet. Baby. Baby. Are you OK? Baby. Baby. Oh my gosh.
The moment we know we need help, you. Go call 911. Oh my gosh, if I don't have anybody to do that for me, I need to turn my speakerphone on and call 911 and do all of this at the same time. So now, I'm going to check for breathing. I'm doing a quick scan of the body. 5 seconds, no more than 10. Oh my gosh. I'm going to have to start CPR.
So I'm going to quickly remove the clothing. I'm going to find the baby's nipple line. And I'm going to use two fingers to depress the sternum, one and a half inches, or one third the anterior-posterior depth of the chest. And I'm going to compress 30 times. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
Then, I'm going to go up. Gently open the airway. I'm doing two breaths. And then, I'm going to go back to my compressions. And as I open that airway, I'm doing it very gently. I don't want to hyperextend that baby's neck beyond the normal range of motion.
28, 29, 30. Just gently opening the airway. My mouth goes around the baby's nose and mouth to get that good seal so I can deliver those puffs, those breaths. 28, 29, 30. And I'm going to do this until the baby becomes responsive or more advanced training takes over. Oh my gosh the baby's coughing, vomiting. I'm going to pick the baby up, because I don't want the baby to choke on their own vomit. And I'm going to wait patiently and calmly until EMS arrives. And that is what infant CPR is.
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