Watch the full video of Infant CPR and choking featuring advice and tips from our CEO and chief trainer, Scott Whimpey.
With the arrival or pending arrival of any new baby comes a mixed bag of emotions from sheer joy to absolute fear that something will happen to them. This wide range of feelings and thoughts is completely normal, as with any parent, all you want is the best for your child.
The first 12 months is when both bub and parents are at their most vulnerable, which is why learning, or freshening up, your First Aid skills during or before this time is going to give you and your family a greater peace of mind.
As a father himself, First Aid Accident & Emergency founder, Scott Whimpey understands a parent’s angst when it comes to wanting to protect our children, which is why so much of our First Aid tips and information is already available on our website.
In this latest video, Scott walks us through the very basics of Infant CPR and choking including a number of steps to assist with dealing with a frightening situation – such as a baby not breathing.
“First of all, with any First Aid Course, it’s important to remember to stay calm in any emergency situation. Being calm and positive will reflect with what you do with you new baby and also bystanders who may be on the scene.” Scott explains in the Infant CPR and Choking video.
The next steps include applying the principles of DRS ABCD:
- Send For Help
Understanding the fundamental principles of DRS ABCD can assist with making the right decisions in an emergency.