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EMS: EMT and Paramedic: Patient Education

Patient Education Resources

Patient Education Resources (used with permission)

From the American Safety & Health Institute-- 

CPR:

Place 2 fingers in the center of the chest just below the nipple line.

Compress the chest 30 times. Aim for a compression depth of about 1.5 inches.

Tilt the head back slightly and lift the chin to open the airway to a neutral position. Don’t tilt the head too far back as this can over-extend the infant’s undeveloped airway and, in turn, block it.

Cover the mouth and nose or apply a face mask.

Give 2 small breaths for 1 second each. Only attempt 2 breaths, even if the chest doesn’t rise.

Immediately resume compressions. And continue cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths.

  • for children: (age 1 to puberty). Follow the same compression and breath cycle. But with some variation in hand placement and airway positioning.

Place one or two hands (depending on the size of the child) in the center of the chest between the nipples.

Compress the chest hard and fast 30 times. Aim for a depth of about 2 inches.

Tilt the head back and lift the chin to open the airway.

Pinch the nose or apply a face mask.

Give 2 rescue breaths for 1 second each.

Immediately resume compressions. And continue cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths.

WATER SAFETY:

  • How to Stay Safe Around the Water:  water safety tips from the American Safety & Health Institute.
  • Water Competency: from Water Safety USA, a consortium of governmental and non-governmental organizations whose emphasis is on drowning prevention and water safety programs.
  • Water Safety:  from the American Red Cross.
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