As an individual or parent, do you know how to perform infant CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)? What will be the first thing you will do if suddenly your baby suddenly stopped breathing? Will you stand just there while you wait for the ambulance or help? Or you will be running like a wild crazy person while carrying your baby and don’t even know if he will make it on time? This is a scary moment and we should not always think that it will never ever happen to you. You will never know.
This is why, thanks to UK Charity St. John Ambulance, because they are constantly sharing helpful and life-saving videos. And one of these entertaining yet very interesting video which we found from their YouTube channel is a simple step on how to perform infant CPR. Why entertaining and interesting? Guess who are the cast of this 2-minute video – Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, spider. Some of the known characters from some famous Nursery Rhymes.
The video comes with a catchy and easy to remember rhyming song so that you would remember the life-saving steps – just in case you faced with the same situation.
Also, the video does not encourage you to handle the situation all by yourself. Of course, you still and must call an ambulance. The steps on how to perform infant CPR video is just the first aid while you wait for the medical assistance.
How to perform infant CPR?
Here’s what the nursery song tells us on how to perform infant CPR.
1. Take your baby and place the infant on a flat surface.
2. Tilt their head back.
3. Then cover their mouth and nose with your mouth.
4. Give five (5) small puffs of air, each lasting about one second.
5. Then, use your two fingers and place it in the center of their chest to pump 30 times at a rate of 100 to 120 pumps per minute.
6. You need to repeat the sequence with two puffs and 30 pumps until help arrives.
Take this seriously and before you know it, you have saved your baby’s life.
So here’s the video of how to perform infant CPR from UK Charity St. John Ambulance