PSA of the Day: Infant CPR & Choking Refresher

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The holidays are upon us and that may mean you’ll be entertaining family, maybe family with babies. What a great time for an infant CPR and choking primer!

PSA of the Day: Infant CPR and Choking Refresher

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Years ago, I worked in a hospital and we had to take CPR classes regularly.  Today, I feel I could successfully perform CPR on an adult in an emergency.  But, what about babies or small children?  Their needs are different, and the techniques for CPR or choking, modified.

To the film! Someone get the lights:

NOTE: Rescue breaths given to an infant are smaller, just enough to see their chest rise.

Here are two good sites to reference for more info:

Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Infant first aid for choking and CPR: An illustrated guide

Infant CPR and choking aren’t the most pleasant topics, but ones that needs to be periodically addressed.

Thank you for taking the time to read through the post.  Hopefully, you’ll never need to perform infant CPR (it’s more likely you’ll have to respond to choking), but if you do, you’ve got the information you need.

Now go enjoy this holiday season confidant that you can save the day…if necessary.



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  1. This is something all people need to know about so I thought it was a bloody awesome post

  2. Thanks for this wonderful refresher! I am a retired RN and also would have no problem doing CPR on an adult, but the refresher for an infant/ child is good to review,

  3. We never know when we might be in a situation and need this lifesaving skill. Important topic! THanks for sharing it. #Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

  4. We are about to have a little one, and this is incredibly important information for all parents to have! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thank you for sharing this important information. It had been a while seen I had seen an Infant CPR & Choking demonstration so I needed this information!

  6. Great post, Patti!!! I’ve already pinned it!


  7. I need to get re-certified! Its been too long since I took a CPR/First Aid class! ITs such important info to know and be up to date on!

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