Although you hope you`ll never use cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a child or infant. It is important to know the steps so that you can help in the event of cardiac or breathing emergency. Dominion Academy and Healthcare Services wants you to stay ready and alert always.
Before giving child or baby CPR
- Step 1: Make sure the scene is safe, then tap and ask the child if they are okay. For infants, flick the bottom of the foot to elicit a response.
- Step 2: Call 911. If you`re alone with the child or infant, administer two minutes of care, then call 911.
- Step 3: Open the airway. With the child lying on his or her back, tilt the head back slightly and lift the chin.
- Step 4: Check for Breathing. Listen carefully, for no more than ten seconds, for sounds of breathing. Remember, occasional gasps aren`t breathing.
- Step 5: Deliver two rescue breaths if the patient isn`t breathing.
With the head tilted back slightly and the chin lifted, pinch the child`s nose shut, make a complete seal by placing your mouth over their mouth and breath into the child`s mouth twice. Do the same with infants but before delivering two rescue breathes, blow in for one second first to make the chest clearly rise.
- Step 6: Begin CPR if the patient is unresponsive to the rescue breaths.
Now that you know what to do before giving CPR to a child or infants, your healthcare academy would teach you the right way in performing CPR.
- Step 1: Kneel Beside the Patient
- Step 2: Push hard, push fast. For children, deliver thirty quick compressions that are each 2 inches deep. For infants, use 2 fingers to deliver 30 quick compressions that are each 1.5 inches deep.
- Step 3: Give 2 rescue breaths
- Step 4: Continue these steps until you see obvious signs of life like breathing, or until a healthcare services in Maryland is available to take over.
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