Infant and child CPR is important especially for parents, caregivers, grandparents, babysitters, lifeguards, and even laymen rescuers. Knowing what to do and making a slit-second decision can save an infant's or child's life. While there is single rescuer and multiple rescuer protocol for the infant and child regarding chest compressions and breaths; it is important to know when to do what, for how long, and how to properly use the AED for either the infant or child.
Recent news in Texas illustrated the importance of CPR training and making that quick lifesaving decision.
A police officer in Granbury, Texas was called to a restaurant to find that a 3 year old was not breathing. The police officers dashboard captured the scene as the officer who happened to be close to the scene arrive and took the boy from his frantic mother. Immediately placing the child on the ground, the officer began CPR and then instructed the child' father how to do it so that he could grab a CPR mask-the officer returned and continued chest compression. After about two minutes, the child began breathing.
Do you have an infant or small child in your household? Are you a grandparent and just began taking care of your grandchild? Now is the time to take that Pediatric and Child CPR/AED class that you've been considering.
Contact us at www.helpaheart.com to find out when our next Peditatric and Child CPR/AED/First Aid class is being held.
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article109252642.html#storylink=cpy
Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.