Infant CPR/AED – HCP Level – 2011 Guidelines.

The material posted in this blog is for information purposes only. If you want to learn how and when to administer CPR and an AED take CPR training with Vancouver First Aid ltd. We also offer CPR recertification courses and we have a new facility for CPR training in Surrey.

The Scenario: You walk into room and find two parents in distress with the mother holding a infant who is not breathing. The parents say the infant was choking. No signs of C-spine injury. No other injuries.

For CPR HCP with 2011 Guidelines the “Must See’s” to complete this component are:

  1. Scene Assessment. The rescuer must assess the sign and possible mechanisms of injury.
  2. Permission. Rescuer must obtain permission from parents / legal guardian prior to beginning treatment.
  3. Self Protection: To protect the rescuer and patient from disease transmission the rescuer must demonstrate proper use of personal protective equipment including the use of gloves and a breathing barrier. Breathing barrier can include either a bag valve mask or a pocket mask.
  4. Assess level of consciousness – The rescuer must assess the level of consciousness for the victim by shouting and touch / tickling the infant patients’ feet.
  5. Airway – Rescuer must attempt to open the airway of the victim applying a head tilt / chin or jaw thrust. Rescuer should position the infants head to the “sniffing” position or the position in which the chin and the nose are parallel to the ground.
  6. Breathing – Check for breathing by using “look, listen and feel” method for 5 seconds.
  7. Circulation – Check for circulation for 10 seconds.
  8. Activate EMS / Manage Bystanders – The rescuer must know the appropriate procedures for activating EMS and how to effectively use a bystander to contact EMS. Rescuer must also send bystander to locate a AED with pediatric pads.
  9. Start CPR – If the rescuer is a lone rescuer then he or she will begin CPR at 30 compression to 2 breaths. If there are 2 rescuers they will do CPR at 15 compressions to 2 breaths.
  10. AED – Rescuer(s) should begin AED protocol as soon as it arrives on the scene. Rescuers should place the pediatric pads in the appropriate position on the infant victim and follow AED prompts.
  11. ABC Reassessment – Rescuers should reassess the victim every 2 minutes and modify CPR appropriately if a pulse is present but no effective breathing.
  12. Rapid Body Survey – If possible, rescuer should attempt to do a rapid body survey to check for other injuries.

The material posted in this blog on infant CPR is for information purposes only. If you want to learn to recognize and treat a victim at a CPR HCP standard enroll in CPR training with Vancouver First Aid. We offer first aid and CPR classes in Surrey and throughout the Lower Mainland. We offer both Red Cross First Aid and Lifesaving Society First Aid. If you want to register for a full first aid course or a renewal course select the class of your choice from the menu bar or from the side bar. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at 778.709.9180 or email us at info@vancouverfirstaid.ca or use our “contact us” page.

The  video shows basic CPR techniques for CPR on a infant using a barrier device known as a pocket mask. All these techniques are taught in all of our hands on CPR classes.

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