Child CPR First Aid

a child who is unconscious and not breathing okay so you’ve come in you’ve checked the danger you’ve checked for a response you’ve spoken to them and then you finished or you take it hello hello can you open your eyes I’m Emma I’m a first aider absolutely nothing no response at all okay so you’ve checked the danger you’ve checked for response you’re now going to open the airway and check for breathing so you to open the airway you tilt the head and look at the chin keep supporting and then you put your cheek above their mouth and nose so you can feel the breathing on your cheek if they were breathing look down the body look listen feel the breath on your cheek and feel for chest movements you do this for up to 10 seconds and you should have at least two breaths in that time if you have less than two breaths in that time then not breathing okay this child is not breathing so for a child they don’t retain oxygenated blood in their system like an adult does an adult will retain three to four minutes worth of alternative blood depending what’s happened for a child that isn’t the case and so it’s recommended that you start with five rescue breaths you would tilt the head lift the chin hold the nose and then you would breathe into them five times and their chest should rise each time five times okay then what you need to do is do the chest compressions hard and fast so here in your hands Center the chest between the nipples you’re going to be looking to push by about 2/3 of the depth of their chest you’re going to do 100 to 120 beats it’s a roughly two per second and you’re going to be pushing down hard and fast so pushing down like that 30 compressions haven’t done 30 but you would do 30 and then back to two breaths so two breaths and then back to thirty compressions you will have phoned an ambulance after the first minute if you’re on your own so you would be doing five breaths 32 – 32 – and then you will have to leave them to get an ambulance if you haven’t got anyone else to help you or you can phone at that point and put your phone onto speakerphone if you are able to get a hold of the defibrillator that will give them the best chance you would keep doing CPR the whole time you will not stop doing the breaths and the compressions until the paramedics abet unless the child starts coming back to life or until you are too exhausted to carry on you

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