Introduction 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
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- 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
Details of the Course
In infants performing all the steps of CPR are essential contrary to adult CPR.
The module is divided into five parts:
- 2 Finger technique for chest compression
- 2 Thumb Encircling technique for chest compression
Part A- Basic concepts of Infant CPR-Chest Compression Technique
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:
Infant CPR - Chest Compression - 6:23
- Basics of opening airway
- Mouth to mouth breathing
- Mouth to mouth and nose breathing
Part B- Basic concepts of Infant CPR-Airway management
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:
Infant CPR - Airway Management - 5:21
Part C- Infant 1- Rescuer CPR
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.
Infant 1-Rescuer CPR - 5:07
- 2 thumb encircling technique
- Team effort during 2 rescuer CPR
Part D- Infant 2- Rescuer CPR
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:
Infant 2-Rescuer CPR - 3:41
- Signs of Choking
- Mild Airway Obstruction
- Severe Airway Obstruction
Part E- Choking management in Infants
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:
Choking Management in Infants - 5:40