In our last post we focused on the basic information you would need to know about CPR and how its performed. For this Post we will focus giving you the “Step by Step CPR Guide“. This guideline is for the “General Public” for the Health Care Provider we will have a post later on dedicated to the new standards set by ILCOR, The Heart & Stroke Foundation, and the Basic Life Support CPR-C for HCP’s Health Care Providers guidelines.
In any Emergency remember to:
- Protect yourself “Make sure its safe before helping“
- Call 911 “Get your Paramedic Partners going“
- Don’t Waste Time “Each second without oxygen can cause brain damage, don’t waste it wondering what to do, just help“
If the Baby / Infant is “Not breathing” and has gone unconscious for any reason “START CPR, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation”
CPR “Infant / Baby“
- Start CPR by:– Place one hand on the forehead to maintain an open airway with a slight head tilt chin lift “like the baby is sniffing“–Place 2 fingers on the middle of the chest just below the nipples.– Push Hard / Push Fast “DO 30 Compression’s in a row at a rough depth of 4cm’s or 1 1/2 inch allowing the chest to recoil or raise up to the top after each compression“
- Give two Breaths by:– If you have a pocket mask “Use it now” or:– Open the airway by using the “Head-tilt / Chin lift technique-” Seal your lips tightly over the baby’s “Mouth & Nose“– Give two “baby size” breaths, taking about 1 second per breath with just enough volume to make the chest rise up.
- If your breaths go in:– Repeat the cycle of 30 chest compression’s and 2 breaths– If your breaths do NOT go in: Repeat the cycle of 30 chest compression’s and before giving the next 2 breaths look into the mouth for obstructions. “Choking in infants is very common” remove the object if you see it then continue with 30 compression’s & 2 Breaths.
- Continue CPR until:– The scene is no longer safe to be in– More advanced care arrives.– An A.E.D arrives and has told you to stop.– You have become physically unable to continue.– The victim starts to breath normally on their own.
Just Remember in Any Emergency: Protect Yourself!!! Call 911!!! Don’t Waste Time!!!