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Infant CPR & Choking

Breathing

Infant CPR

Infant Choking

Choking unconscious

Tap baby’s feet and shout “Are You OK”Tap baby’s feet and shout “Are You OK”If baby makes no noise, doesn’t cry but is trying to, face is turning blue…Tap baby’s feet and shout “Are You OK”
If alone, yell for help!If alone, yell for help!Supporting head, neck, and chest with one arm and  baby’s face towards floor…If alone, yell for help!
Carefully tilt forehead back and lift chin.  Open airway only slightly.Carefully tilt forehead back and lift chin.  Open airway only slightly.Perform up to five (5) back blows.  Then, with opposite arm, support head, neck, and back.Carefully tilt forehead back and lift chin.  Open airway only slightly.
Check breathing for five (5) seconds.  Look, listen, and feel.Check breathing for five (5) seconds.  Look, listen, and feel.Perform up to five (5) chest thrusts using two (2) fingers on baby’s chest.Check breathing for five (5) seconds.   Look, listen, and feel.
Give two (2) slow breaths.  Place your mouth over nose and mouth of baby.Give two (2) slow breaths.  Place  your mouth over nose and mouth of baby.Continue cycle of back blows and chest thrusts until baby begins to cry or becomes unconsciousAttempt to give two (2) slow breaths.  If they don’t go in, reattempt. 
Check for pulse for ten (10) seconds on the inside of upper arm against bone.Check for pulse for ten (10) seconds on the inside of upper arm against bone.  If no pulse, start CPR.If baby becomes unconscious, check mouth, give two (2) breaths, give back blows and chest thrusts.  Repeat.Perform back blows and chest thrusts, check mouth, attempt breaths.  Repeat.
If pulse present, give one (1) breath every five (5) seconds for one minute.Do a cycle of three (3) compressions and one (1) breath for one minute, then call 911When performing back blows and chest thrusts, keep baby’s head lower than bodyIf the first breath doesn’t go in, reposition the airway and try again.