Unresponsiveness can sometimes last for a few seconds and sometimes for even longer than that. The cause behind unresponsive behavior can be some sort of serious illness or injury.
So, if you find someone to be unresponsive to any sort of noise, then chances of them being unresponsive are very high. Here is what you can do if someone is unresponsive and not breathing.
[Also Read – First aid for choking]
Unresponsive Baby – What to look for?
If you find your baby is not reacting or responding to anything, what you need to do is check for the signs. Start off by flicking their sole or gently tapping them. If you don’t find them giving you a response, it is likely that they are unresponsive.
However, you need to check if they are breathing in the right manner. Open the airway if you find issues in their breathing habits or if they are abnormally breathing. Look for the movement in their chest or look for sounds of breathing.
You might have to give them CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation which is a combination of compressions in the chest and rescue breathing.
What to do?
Call for emergency help if someone is there with you. If you are lonely, then one-minute CPR is what you need to provide before the help call.
How to do CPR?
Lay the baby right on their back on a very rigid surface which is at least about waist height or are directly on the floor.
At first, give a total of five rescue breaths before getting directly to chest compressions and rescue breath.
[Also Read – First aid for unresponsive and breathing]
Step 1: How to give a rescue breath to the baby?
- If you see anything inside the mouth, make sure to pick it out. Check for the airway. It should be open and clear.
- Take a deep breath and put your lips should be right between the mouth of the baby and nose to form a seal that is airtight.
- If you fail to make the seal in between the nose and the mouth, then make the seal around the nose.
- Unless you see the rise in the rest, keep blowing steadily.
- Allow the chest to come back after removing your mouth.
- Repeat the step for four times.
- Give around 30 compressions in the chest.
Step 2: How to give chest compression?
- See the image and follow. Place the fingertips right on the baby’s chest.
- Put a vertical pressure on the breastbone and put it under one-third of the depth.
- Don’t remove the fingers but remove the pressure. This will count as one compression. Now, allow the chest to come back to normal.
- Do this for 30 times. The rate should be two times in a second.
- Go for giving rescue breaths for two times.
- Carry the process till you give 30 compressions. This is to be followed by two rescue breath. Do this till help reaches out.
- Stop CPR and put your baby in the recovery position if they are breathing normally.
Step 3: How to put the baby in the recovery position
- Cradle the baby in your arms and ensure that the head Is tilted in a downward direction.
Always remember, First aid at home is a good idea but doesn’t seem to work out all the time, therefore, precautions and medical help is important.
“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”
Disclaimer: All content on this website, including medical opinion and other health-related information, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.