CPR & PEDIATRIC CARE
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
Do you know how to perform CPR? If so, have you refreshed your memory on how to perform CPR? Do you know how to perform CPR on a baby or toddler?
What is CPR?
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and it is a method of saving someone’s life when their heart stops beating. When CPR is performed, it “keeps the blood flow active and extends the opportunity for a successful resuscitation once trained medical staff arrive.” – American Heart Association
The procedure of CPR is different for babies and children than it is for adults. In this blog, we will focus on CPR for babies and toddlers. To learn more about CPR for adults, click HERE.
When to perform CPR on a baby or child?
Before performing CPR, always call 911. If a child is not responding and not breathing, shout and tap the child on the shoulder. If they still do not respond, begin administering CPR.
How to perform CPR on a baby or child?
- Lay the baby or child on their back and open their airway/mouth.
- Administer 30 compressions to the child’s chest with 2 – 3 fingers.
- Press on the child’s chest just below the nipples.
- After 30 compressions, open the child’s mouth using their chin, cover their nose and mouth with your mouth breath gently into their mouth twice.
- Each breath should last approximately 1 second.
- Repeat the 30 compressions and 2 breaths until medical professionals arrive.
Click HERE for a helpful video demonstrating the act of CPR.
Click HERE for a step-by-step guide on how and when to perform CPR.
At Chapa-De, we encourage all parents and family members to learn and re-learn how CPR works. If you have any questions about how or when to perform CPR, talk to your medical provider today.
Because CPR is needed when a child’s heart stops, it’s essential to make sure your child sees their provider for routine check-ups. Your child’s physician can help you understand the health needs and risks that your child might face. Physical examinations and blood tests can help your medical provider tell you how to prevent needing to use CPR, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to know how to do it.
Click HERE to read more about the importance of routine check-ups in our recent blog post.
For more information, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.
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