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Scenario: Infant CPR


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Scenario Overview:
A scenario that tests infant CPR whilst also dealing with a terrified and panicked mother at the same time. For this scenario you will need an infant CPR doll and an actor for the mother. The first aiders are called to a panicked parent who is holding their baby in their arms and screaming 'he's not breathing!'.
Difficulty:
First Aider Moderate
How the scenario should progress:
The mother will be really upset throughout although might calm down a bit if the first aiders attempt to calm her down whilst also carrying out a resus on the baby.
Patient 1:
Name: Israel Lowe    Age: 7 months    Sex: Male
Medication: None Known
Allergies: None Known
Past medical/family/social history: No issues with his birth although has been in and out of hospital with a few different issues but the mother is too panicked to properly explain what these were...but something to do with their breathing.
Findings on examination: Not breathing. Pale skin. No injuries on top-to-toe survey. Cause of arrest is unclear.
Possible treatment from first aiders: Resuscitation appropriate for an infant, request help. Attempt to also deal with mother's needs.
Time after start: 0 mins
Response: U
Airway: Yes, when managed
Breathing? No



Tips for the patient actors:
The mother needs to be really really upset, completely terrified. She will calm down slightly if the first aiders try to help her rather than just ignoring her to treat the baby. Freak out if they try to take the baby away from your sight.

Scenario submitted by: Anonymous