First Aid Procedure For Babies Newborn - 1 Year Old Unresponsive

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Jun 25th 2019, 09:43 AM
First aid for a baby newborn - 1 years old who is unresponsive not breathing or breathing

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If your baby is unresponsive check if they are breathing;
  • Tilt their head back, this open the airway by pulling the tongue forward
  • Is their chest moving
  • Can you hear them breathing
  • Can you feel them breathing on your cheek

Baby who is unresponsive but breathing;
  • Hold the baby on their side keeping their head slightly tilted back to keep the airway open, keep their head supported and lower than their bottom ensuring their tongue falls forward. This helps the baby continue breathing.
Call 999 as soon as possible
  • Try and remain calm and continue talking to the baby
  • Ensure their head remains tilted until the ambulance turns up

Baby who is unresponsive and not breathing;
Get someone to ring 999 immediately

If you are alone first spend 1 minute performing rescue breaths and chest compressions, after 1 minute ring 999. 
  • Tilt babies head back and seal you mouth over their mouth and nose blowing 5 times into the baby, this tops up the oxygen levels in their blood which is needed to keep their organs alive
  • Immediately move onto 30 chest compressions. Push firmly in the middle f the babies chest with two fingers so the chest goes inwards and release... 30 times. Chest compressions are acting as the heart and keep the blood pumping, keeping vital organs and their brain alive. 
  • Continue with only 2 rescue breaths and 30 compressions in a cycle until emergency help arrives.
  • If the baby starts breathing stop rescue breaths and chest compressions and wait for emergency help
Other information;
How hard should I blow into the babies mouth for rescue breaths?
- Rescue breaths should be performed gently until you see the babies chest rise.

Do you need to perform rescue breaths and chest compressions?
- Rescue breathes and chest compressions together give the baby more of a chance to survive

Will I break the babies ribs performing chest compressions?
- A babies rib cage is flexible, risk of breaking their ribs is very low. Remember you are trying to keep the baby alive, without the babies survival chance is much lower

What if I don't see a response when performing rescue breaths and chest compressions?
- Keep going until emergency help arrives. This procedure can still be beneficial to the outcome. KEEP GOING.

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