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Perform Basic Life Support (BLS) on an Infant NEW

Phlebotomy/Lab > Emergency Procedures
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This module explains the techniques and procedure for performing BLS on an infant. Additional modules are also available for adult and child basic life support.

Basic life support (BLS) is a basic level of medical care used to help sustain a person who is experiencing cardiac arrest or respiratory failure until they can be given full medical care by an advanced responder. BLS can be used in any scenario where breathing or heartbeat has been compromised

Basic life support in infants comprises the following principal interventions:

  • compressions
  • airway
  • breathing
  • defibrillation
  • evaluation 
Introduction
Step 1 - Preliminary actions
Step 1.1 - Verify scene safety
Step 1.2 - Assess responsiveness
Step 1.3 - Call for help
Step 1.4 - Activate emergency response system
Step 2 - Assess vital signs
Step 2.1 - Assess circulation
Step 2.2 - Assess breathing
Step 2.3 - Assess next course of action
Step 3 - Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Step 3.1 - Chest compressions
Step 3.2 - Ventilation
Step 3.3 - Fetch defibrillator
Step 4 - Defibrillation
Step 4.1 - Position the defibrillator
Step 4.2 - Start the defibrillator
Step 4.3 - Place the electrode pads
Step 4.4 - Begin defibrillation
Step 5 - Evaluation and monitoring
  • Describe pre-procedure considerations for basic life support for an infant.
  • Describe and demonstrate correct preliminary actions for performing basic life support for an infant.
  • Describe and demonstrate correct procedure for assessing vital signs for basic life support for an infant.
  • Describe and demonstrate correct procedure for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation for basic life support for an infant.
  • Describe the differences in procedure and technique for 1-rescuer and 2-rescuer situations.
  • Describe and demonstrate correct considerations and procedure for performing defibrillation for basic life support for an infant.
  • Describe and demonstrate correct procedure for post-BLS evaluation of an infant.

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