Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)-Infant

Course Description

CPR Infant.mp4Introduction of the course

CPR in infants is a skill to be learned by health care professionals and family members of infant.

The module would discuss the key concepts related to CPR in infants and techniques used. 

The objective of this module is to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of CPR in infants
  • One rescuer infant CPR (Demonstration)
  • Two rescuer infant CPR (Demonstration)
  • Management of airway obstruction  in infants (Demonstration)

Instructor: Ms. Medha Verma, Senior Manager – Nursing Education, Bodhi Health Education           

Facility: Columbia Asia Hospital, Delhi


    Details of the Course
    1. In infants performing all the steps of CPR are essential contrary to adult CPR. 

      The module is divided into five parts:

      • Basic concepts of Infant CPR-Chest Compression Technique
      • Basic concepts of Infant CPR-Airway management
      • Infant 1- Rescuer CPR
      • Infant 2- Rescuer CPR
      • Choking management in Infants

    Part A- Basic concepts of Infant CPR-Chest Compression Technique
    1. Infant CPR can be performed using different chest compression techniques based on the number of rescuers present. Chest compression improves survival rate significantly. The module would discuss features of quality chest compression. 

      In this part of the module we will learn about:

      • 2 Finger technique for chest compression 
      • 2 Thumb Encircling technique for chest compression 

    Part B- Basic concepts of Infant CPR-Airway management
    1. Opening Airway is an important skill in management of cardiac arrest. It becomes necessary to manage airway early in an infant as clinical reason for cardiac arrest is different in infants as in adults. The skill of airway needs practice as it is different than adults. Airway in an infant may further get blocked if principles are not followed. 

      Learn the following in this module:

      • Basics of opening airway 
      • Mouth to mouth breathing 
      • Mouth to mouth and nose breathing 

    Part C- Infant 1- Rescuer CPR
    1. CPR is performed for individual of any age as cardiac arrest is an emergency situation. However, the technique will vary with age of victim. 

      Infant is a child of age less than 1 year. The technique of performing CPR in Infant is different and is decided based on whether one or more rescuers are available for help. 

      This module would discuss Infant CPR skill for a lone rescuer.

    Part D- Infant 2- Rescuer CPR
    1. Infant CPR can be performed more efficiently as more number of rescuers are present. The technique of managing an infant would change in 2 rescuer CPR as well as affect the ratio of performing CPR. These efforts increase the chances of infant survival. 

      Learn Infant 2 rescuer CPR in this module for efficient care and better outcomes clinically. 

      This part of the module would describe in details:

      • 2 thumb encircling technique
      • Team effort during 2 rescuer CPR

    Part E- Choking management in Infants
    1. Choking in infants may be more frequent in infants as adults as they may get attracted to some objects such as toys etc. Taking care and learning management of choking in infant is a must for health care professionals and parents. 

      In this part of the module we would discuss:

      • Signs of Choking
      • Mild Airway Obstruction
      • Severe Airway Obstruction

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