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Infant CPR

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Infant CPR: A Vital Life-Saving Skill

1. Introduction to Infant CPR

Understanding the significance of infant CPR and its unique requirements.

1.1 Definition of Infant CPR

Key Points:

  • Infant CPR is administered from birth to one year old.
  • Unique considerations when performing CPR on infants.

1.2 Importance of Training

Key Considerations:

  • Training ensures readiness in case of infant CPR situations.
  • Effective communication in assessing an infant's response.
  • Understanding the role of permission and consent.

2. Scene Safety and Initial Assessment

Ensuring a safe environment and evaluating the infant's condition.

2.1 Scene Safety

Key Guidelines:

  • Evaluating the safety of the scene before commencing CPR.
  • Considerations for performing CPR in various environments.

2.2 Assessment of Infant Response

Key Steps:

  • Interacting with the infant to observe responses.
  • Looking for signs such as twitches and movements.
  • Seeking permission or consent from parents or guardians.

3. Airway Management and Breathing Assessment

Proper techniques for assessing the infant's airway and breathing.

3.1 Airway Management

Key Techniques:

  • Unique considerations for opening the infant's airway.
  • Maintaining a neutral head position to ensure airflow.

3.2 Breathing Assessment

Key Procedures:

  • Performing a 10-second breathing check.
  • Recognizing the absence of breathing.

4. Initiation of CPR and Calling for Help

Essential steps in initiating CPR and seeking assistance.

4.1 Commencing CPR

Key Actions:

  • Providing one minute of CPR before calling for help.
  • Understanding the importance of addressing respiratory issues.

4.2 Calling Emergency Services

Key Guidelines:

  • Activating emergency services after one minute of CPR.
  • Effective communication to convey the situation.

5. Providing CPR: Breaths and Compressions

Proper techniques for delivering breaths and chest compressions to infants.

5.1 Delivering Breaths

Key Steps:

  • Sealing the mouth around both the mouth and nose.
  • Gentle, controlled breaths to avoid over-inflation.

5.2 Chest Compressions

Key Techniques:

  • Using two fingers to perform compressions at the nipple line.
  • Appropriate depth and speed of compressions.

6. Continuation of CPR and Handing Over to Professionals

Continuous CPR and coordination with emergency services.

6.1 Continuing CPR

Key Considerations:

  • Persistence in CPR until help arrives or instructed otherwise.
  • Adapting to different scenarios, including ambulance transport.

7. Conclusion and Recalling Infant CPR

Summary of the importance of infant CPR and the knowledge gained.

7.1 The Significance of Infant CPR

Key Takeaways:

  • Infant CPR is a critical skill for potential life-saving situations.
  • Training ensures preparedness and the ability to act effectively.
Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit two LO1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2 & 2.3