National CPR and AED Awareness Week
Hands-only CPR
Providing First Aid to a child

CPR class schedule

June 2016

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Geraldine Hickey, RN
CPR Instructor.
Winner of 2014 Women of Excellence for Medicine/Health Union County, NJ
Owner, Baby Zone & Beyond, LLC
June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week.

This week spotlights how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED.   
1. Check the scene and make sure it is safe for you.
2. Tap on the shoulder and shout "Are you ok?" Quickly look for breathing. 
3. Call 9-1-1 if no response 
4. If unresponsive and not breathing, BEGIN CHEST COMPRESSIONS. 
Place the heel of one hand on the center of the chest.
Place the heel of the other hand on top of the first hand,
lacing your fingers together.
Keep your arms straight, position your shoulders directly
over your hands.
Push hard, push fast.
* Compress the chest at least 2 inches.
* Compress 100-120 times per minute.
* Let the chest rise completely before pushing down again.
Continue chest compressions.
Except in one of these situations:
- You see an obvious sign of life (breathing).
- Another trained responder arrives and takes over.
- EMS personnel arrive and take over.
- You are too exhausted to continue.
- An AED is ready to use.
- The scene becomes unsafe.

Hands-only CPR is for adults. You should provide breathing to children as well as chest compressions. 
Automated External Defibrillator

AEDs' save lives. Would you know how to use one? And would you actually use it?

If at all possible you should become familiar with using an AED. If you can start early high quality CPR and use an AED on an unresponsive person you give them the best chance of survival.

An AED when applied analyzes the heart rhythm. If it is a shockable rhythm the AED will deliver a shock to the heart. This temporarily "stuns" the heart muscle returning it to a normal rhythm.

When you enter an area where there are large numbers of people you will probably find an AED. The picture above shows you what they look like. If someone is unresponsive and you know there is an AED, get it.

While they differ depending on the make and model they all have just 4 universal steps to operating them.

Stay calm. 
1. Turn it on and listen for the prompts. 
2. Attach the pads to the victims' bare chest. (Look at the pictures on the pads to see where to apply them). 
3. When the AED prompts to clear. You must make sure no one is touching the victim. 
4, If a shock is advised you must shout clear loudly again and then hit the shock button.

An AED can be used on for infants and children also. Make sure to attach the pediatric pads and some will have a switch to change to pediadric. 
Providing First Aid to a Child.

First aid is the immediate care you give to someone who is sick or injured. What you do in those first couple of minutes in an emergency can make a big difference and in some cases the difference between life and death.  
  1. Take a deep breath and stay calm.
  2. Assess the scene. Look around and make sure it's safe for you to take care of this child. Remember you cannot take care of others if you yourself are in danger.
  3. Check for responsiveness. Scan the child. If he is not moving tap and shout "Are you ok"? If there is no response shout for help.
  4. Tell someone to call 911 and get the first aid kit.
  5. If you are alone, do 2 minutes of CPR and then call for help yourself.
  6. Look for any signs of injury like bleeding, burns, broken bones, choking, poisoning, allergic reactions.
  7. If you suspect a neck or spinal injury do not move the child. Move only if in danger and it's safe for you to do so. Then move carefully supporting the head and neck. If you have a second person two people should move him, one to support the head and the other to support the rest of the body.
  8. If there is bleeding apply pressure.
  9. If there is a suspected broken bone, you want to immobilize it and apply ice.

Make sure you have a well stocked First Aid Kit in your home and in your car. Learn how to perform CPR and the Choking maneuver. 

In-home "Party"
This is our most popular class. The Infant and Child CPR, choking & Basic First Aid for Children class is conducted in the comfort of your home with your family & friends.

The host receives Baby Zone & Beyond's award winning DVD "Saving Baby's Life...When Every Second Counts.
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Infant and Child CPR, Choking & Basic First Aid for children.

Chatham NJ schedule.

Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm
Tuesday, June 21st at 7pm
Tuesday, July 5th at 7pm
Tuesday August 2nd at 7pm
Tuesday, September 6th at 7pm
Tuesday, September 20th at 7pm

Purchase our DVD for only $10 when you take a class.

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