Immediate Life Support (ILS)- Healthcare

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Thumb use infant CPR

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In this video, we will look at a slightly different way of delivering chest compressions on an infant by using your thumbs instead of two fingers. Some people find this an easier method than using two fingers, the process is exactly the same. Give five rescue breaths before starting chest compressions. If you are on your own perform one minute of CPR before going for help. Compress the chest by at least one-third of its depth, which is approximately four centimetres for an infant by using both thumbs and you put both hands on either side of the chest to deliver adequate compression. Where you push down with your thumbs is exactly the same position as you would with two fingers. The compression rate should still be between 100 and 120 compressions per minute.