Infant: Supporting the infants head, place head in a downwards position prior to delivering back blows, i.e. across rescuer’s lap and give up to 5 back blows between the shoulder blades
If the item has not been dislodged then deliver 5 chest thrusts: Supporting the infants head, neck and spine, turn them on to their back, across the rescuer’s thigh, head in downwards position. Locate the same compression point as for CPR and give up to 5 chest thrusts. These are similar to chest compressions but sharper and delivered at a slower rate. Repeat with 5 back blows and 5 chest thrusts until the item has been cleared.
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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