AEDCPR - Online CPR Training Class
AEDCPR - Online CPR Certification

Infant CPR

Assess Infant Victim

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For the purposes of CPR, a victim is considered an infant when they are under the age of 1. Infants, like children go into cardiac arrest for different reasons than adults. Child victims generally suffer Asphyxial Cardiac Arrest which is caused by a lack of oxygen. Ventilations are extremely important in pediatric resuscitation. You must move quickly because the victim is in need of oxygen.

Determine Responsiveness and Activate EMS

When you observe victim, the first thing to do is determine if he or she is conscious. To do this, tap the infant on the shoulders and chest. You may also smack the infant's feet or "flick" them with your fingers. DO NOT SHAKE THE INFANT! Look for signs of normal breathing. Ignore agonal/gasping breaths. If no response and the victim is not breathing, act immediately. If you witness the collapse and are alone with no mobile phone, leave the victim to activate the emergency response system and get the AED (if available) before returning to your victim and beginning CPR as quickly as possible. If you did not witness the collapse, provide 2 minutes of CPR before leaving the victim to activate 911. If you are not alone have someone else activate EMS immediately. Single someone out and instruct him or her to “CALL 911, them them we have an unconscious victim and come back. Do you understand?” If they do not respond, be sure to send someone else.

Look, listen and feel for signs of breathing and circulation for an infant

Determine Responsiveness and Activate EMS

When you observe victim, the first thing to do is determine if he or she is conscious. To do this, tap the infant on the shoulders and chest. You may also smack the infant's feet or "flick" them with your fingers. DO NOT SHAKE THE INFANT! Look for signs of normal breathing. Ignore agonal/gasping breaths. If no response and the victim is not breathing, act immediately. If you witness the collapse and are alone with no mobile phone, leave the victim to activate the emergency response system and get the AED (if available) before returning to your victim and beginning CPR as quickly as possible. If you did not witness the collapse, provide 2 minutes of CPR before leaving the victim to activate 911. If you are not alone have someone else activate EMS immediately. Single someone out and instruct him or her to “CALL 911, them them we have an unconscious victim and come back. Do you understand?” If they do not respond, be sure to send someone else.


Assessment

To check for signs of circulation, find the brachial artery. This is located in the upper aspect of the arm between the bicep and triceps muscles. You may also use the femoral artery located in the groin area. Also look for other signs of circulation such as movement and color.

Use the brachial artery to check for a pulse on an infant victim

Assessment

To check for signs of circulation, find the brachial artery. This is located in the upper aspect of the arm between the bicep and triceps muscles. You may also use the femoral artery located in the groin area. Also look for other signs of circulation such as movement and color.

Class: Healthcare Provider CPR
Instructor: Mike Figuero
Publish Date: 2018-04-02
Last Updated: 2018-08-18
2 Year Certification - Online CPR Training Class - Assess Infant Victim
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