The Pregnancy Show Presents: Learn about Infant CPR
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Melanie Raposo: Hi! Everybody I'm Melanie Raposo, welcome to the pregnancy show. Today I'm joining by Maureen, president of City CPR, who demonstrates for us an infants CPR techniques they could potentially save your babies life. Okay Maureen, so why don't you tell us about some techniques for infant CPR. Maureen Mcllveen: Absolutely, what we'll do as we'll pretend here that may be we are visiting someone's house. The gone on to the nursery check on the baby, which of course when we do frequently and we find that baby, is not waking up. So one thing that consider always when you're approach any situation is your own personal safety and it that sounds selfish that's okay, because if anything happens to you, you can't help them. So we will always be checking the root to make sure there is nothing dangerous to us, as I get closer to the baby this probably in the crimp problem here. No stuffed animals, toys, pillows puffy blankets anything that baby could have got and over her face right. Fortune I don't find anything like that, she doesn't wake up. A big priority here is of course a 911 phone call. If I pretend that you are with me in the house. I would say go and phone right now call 911, the baby is not waking up, come back tell me what they said confirm our location. Melanie Raposo: Okay. Maureen Mcllveen: Okay, if I was alone I will have to handle that myself. Melanie Raposo: Okay. Maureen Mcllveen: Right. We didn't have some special letters we talked about CPR, A, B, C like the first letters of our alphabet. So the first letter A is airway. Right now you and I have open airway, clear airway, I can be sure this baby does. She is apparently not waking up. So with babies we put a hand on the forehead, fingers under the chin and we do a little chinless, it's not a big thing with the baby, because the area so slim likes a drinking straw. Melanie Raposo: Okay. Maureen Mcllveen: Alright, my next question is B for breathing, is baby breathing. I have to get really close, look at the chest for movement and listen for sound and feel for air on my check. We do this for a maximum ten seconds. Let's count it out one second, two seconds, three seconds, four seconds, five seconds, six seconds, seven seconds, eight seconds, nine, ten. I'm going to pretend this baby is not breathing. I put my mouth over nose and mouth and I give her a path, just a path. When you'll seeing -- Melanie Raposo: Okay. Maureen Mcllveen: There is a little chest movement there, two little puffs, very small not too much air, we blow air into the stomach, air into the stomach and increase the chances someone vomiting. Melanie Raposo: Okay. Maureen Mcllveen: The C now in the material is CPR; we see it on television right. You're going to squeeze baby's heart between her chest and her back. Two fingers on baby, then if you look at the baby chest or if you feel under this jumper here, you'll the feel the nipple line that a really useful reference fine with us. Imagine a line drawn between the nipples, place two vertical fingers on that line and you're going to squeeze her chest it's 30 chest compressions. Now, I'm going to just move your fingers a little bit like so -- Melanie Raposo: Okay. Maureen Mcllveen: Okay and we are pressing right see Melanie Raposo: So we're going -- Maureen Mcllveen: We can do that if your fingers get really tired and you need to -- your fingers or change hands if you have or you have to right. Melanie Raposo: Okay, and thirty. Maureen Mcllveen: We are up to 28, 29, 30 okay and we're pressing down one third to one half the depth of the baby's chest it's quite a bit. Melanie Raposo: Okay. Maureen Mcllveen: These are solid -- too fast. Melanie Raposo: Okay. Maureen Mcllveen: And then give two puffs. Now of course I'm talking today during this demonstration about the whole point is this removing quickly. Melanie Raposo: Okay. Maureen Mcllveen: So thirty and two, thirty and two we're going to keep going. There is really nothing is going to sto
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