Immediate Life Support (ILS)- Healthcare

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Child CPR for Healthcare Professionals

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What we're going to move on to now, within the healthcare professional side, is to look at CPR. Now CPR, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, the guidelines are different when we're dealing with the healthcare professional opposed to the first aider. So what we're going to do is we're going to show you the first aid side of things first, and then we're going to move on to the variations within the healthcare professional side.

One of the key differences with children and infants is that we're dealing with 15 compressions instead of 30 compressions. But we'll go through these differences. The important thing is to make sure that whenever you're working you know what the rules are. If you're working in a hospital or in a medical establishment then there are going to be some rules that you need to follow. So talk to your resuscitation officer there. If you're taking yourself away from that hospital environment, maybe here within a school environment, then you're still going to have to deliver CPR, but you're going to have to deliver it as a healthcare professional with a duty to respond.

So, be aware of the rules locally, and also look carefully at the differences between these videos. And remember, if you're out from your normal place of work and you're away from the hospital side, you may be dealing with first aiders or parents or people with no experience. So the most important thing you're doing is communicating correctly with them. And although this is a really, really, serious subject to cover, you may well need to have the best possible manners with people to ensure that you don't upset them any more than the situation itself is actually going to be upsetting.