There is little doubt that parents and guardians are always making sure that the children they look after are safe. However, there are certain situations that are unavoidable and could require first aid knowledge. So do you know how to act in case of emergencies? Here are some important child CPR steps in emergency to remember.
Child CPR Steps In Case of Emergency
Before learning the right child CPR steps, you need to identify whether it is needed in an emergency. There are a few signs to watch out for like sudden collapse, unconsciousness, or breathing problems. If you see any of these signs, it is best to act immediately.
- Check for a pulse and a response. It is important to check for a pulse to make sure the heart is still beating. You must also check if the patient is responsive.
- Open the airways and perform chest compressions immediately. If the child is unconscious, proceed with the next CPR steps right away. Remember this is an emergency and fast action is required.
- Deliver 30 quick compressions that are each about 2 inches deep. The compressions must be deep enough to reach the heart.
- Call for help as soon as possible. Get someone to call Triple Zero 000 so that medical professionals can reach you sooner.
Are you ready to learn more child CPR steps in case of an emergency? It is best to get the proper training. Edway Training offers Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting HLTAID004 courses. This is available in Darlinghurst, Seven Hills, and Mona Vale NSW so book today.
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