Healthcare Provider BLS for the Infant


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Speaker 1: Hi, I'm Mark for CPR Certification Institute and welcome today's video on healthcare provider BLS for the infant. Let's take a look at what those steps look like, shall we?

Speaker 2: Hey doc, catch!

Speaker 1: Who throws a baby?

Step one: establish unresponsiveness. Two: assess for breathing. If this infant is not breathing, call a code immediately. Get some help coming. Hey little cutie. You're unresponsive. You're not breathing. Nurse, call a code, I need some help in here.

Next, check for a pulse. You check for no more than 10 seconds. If this infant does not have a pulse, immediately begin chest compressions. Trying to find a pulse. I got no pulse. Great. [inaudible 00:01:01]. My kingdom for two nurses right now. There goes my kingdom. I need you guys to take over CPR on this little one. You ready?

Speaker 2: Yes.

Speaker 1: Now, in two rescuer CPR for the infant, the way we perform compressions is with a circumferential grip. Our thumbs on the sternum between the nipple line, and we're gonna compress about one-third the distance anterior posterior to this kid's chest. Almost halfway through this kid's chest you're pushing. Again, at a rate over 100, and a compression to ventilation ratio of 15:2.

Okay, remember, we're gonna do our compressions 15:2, 15 compressions, two breaths of air. Watch for that chest rise. Okay. Circumferential grip. Remember, you're gonna compress about one-third the distance through that kid's chest, okay? This is an infant, not a child.

Now, if all you have is an adult DVM, you can still ventilate an infant. Take the mask and invert the mask. Turn it upside down. On the adult where the nose would normally be, we're gonna spin that over. We're gonna put the nose section down by the infant's chin. The face mask will then come up and cover the rest of the face. You have to cut down on the amount of volume you give this infant. We're just looking for a little chest rise, that's all. Again, if all you have is an adult mask, you can still ventilate an infant by inverting the mask.

I'm Mark for CPR Certification Institute, and thank you for watching today's video on infant BLS for the healthcare provider. Remember, you can get certified in CPR right now. Just log on to CPR Certification dot com and get started. Thanks for watching, I'll see you in the next video.