Infant CPR

Even before your baby is born, their safety becomes your number-one priority. Though we can’t control every aspect of our children’s health and safety, there is one skill we can learn that could mean the difference between life and death: infant CPR. Before your baby is born, you (and anyone else who may be caring for your child) should take a certified infant CPR class. 

What is CPR, and when might it be needed? 

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and its purpose is to get blood and oxygen flowing to the brain, heart and other organs when a person has stopped breathing and their heart has stopped beating. 

Of course, we hope that you never need to use CPR on your child, but it is critical to know the steps and learn to perform them correctly in case of an emergency, such as: 

  • Near drowning 
  • Choking 
  • Suffocation 
  • Accidental swallowing of medication or poison 
  • Health conditions or sudden infant death syndrome 
  • Injury to the chest or head 

What do infant CPR classes teach? 

In an infant CPR class, you can expect to learn: 

  • How to evaluate the scene during an emergency 
  • When to dial 9-1-1 
  • How to know if your child is choking 
  • How to give first aid 
  • How to perform CPR until help arrives 

BayCare is proud to offer classes in Infant and Child CPR based on American Heart Association guidelines.