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The Right Way of Performing Lifesaving CPR on Babies

Submitted by on October 20, 2010 – 12:05 amNo Comment

An infant or child who is not conscious or breathing requires CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation that involves compressions to the chest region and rescue breathing.

Recue breathing involves getting air into the child’s lungs which is doable since there is ample oxygen in the breaths one exhales for keeping another individual alive. Chest compressions are then done for pumping the oxygen-filled blood all through the body.

CPR For Below 1 Year old Infants

Opening the Airway

  • In case you find that respiration has halted in the child then ensuring he/she is placed on a firm surface and tilting head backwards.
  • Checking the infant’s mouth. In case one notices any apparent obstacle then picking it out manually, however avoid poking a finger down the infant’s throat.
  • Using single finger for lifting chin up for opening the child’s airway.

Administering Rescue Breaths 5 Times Initially

  • Taking a deep breath, putting one’s lips on the infant’s mouth & nostrils and completely sealing it while breathing in a gentle manner into the nasal and oral area till one sees the infant’s trunk rising (done for around 1 second).
  • Removing one’s lips and letting the trunk fall (done for around 1 second) and then giving 5 preliminary rescue breaths at a pace of 1 in 3 seconds time intervals.

Preparing for Chest Compression

  • Placing the tips of your initial duo fingers on the core of the child’s trunk.
  • Being careful that one is not pressing on the infant’s ribs, the lower end of his/her sternum or the soft portion of the upper abdominal region.

Giving Chest Compression

  • Pressing down brusquely on the trunk with the fingertips of the initial duo fingers.
  • Releasing pressure for letting the trunk rise up however not removing finger tips from the trunk.
  • Giving thirty of these chest compressions at a speed of around one hundred in a minute’s time.

Repeating Rescue Breathing & Chest Compressions

  • Subsequent to having administered thirty chest compressions, giving duo additional rescue breaths.
  • Now alternating thirty chest compressions with duo rescue breaths for sixty seconds.
  • Calling emergency helpline numbers for ambulance service (in case it has not yet been done) and taking your infant along with you when making the call if needed.
  • Continuing to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation till the time the ambulance makes an arrival, your little one starts normal respiration or you are inundated with exhaustion for continuing.
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