Should I Take An Infant and Child CPR Class?

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Would you know what to do if your baby stopped breathing? Many of us have taken an adult CPR class at some point but because babies are so tiny, CPR on them is different than it is for children and adults. Administering it in the wrong way, could actually harm them. If you’ve taken a course in the past that didn’t cover infant CPR, it’s worth finding a course geared specifically toward babies and children.

Here are some common reasons for having to administer CPR to an infant:

  • Suffocation

  • Chocking

  • SIDS

  • Asthma

  • Poisoning

  • Head or Chest Trauma

  • Shock

  • Smoke inhalation

Hopefully you never find yourself in a situation where you have to perform CPR on your baby. But if you’ve taken a course, you’ll have the tool and confidence to move right into action. And remember, it’s not just for you. Parents, caregivers, babysitters, anyone who watches your child should know what to do in case of an emergency. Encourage them all to take a class as well.