So we're just gonna run through an action plan, which is Vanguard to in any first aid situation. Okay, so the first thing that we do is we check for dangerous and just want to make sure that it's safe for us to approach a casualty. In this case, it's a baby, just want to make sure that there's nothing dangerous in the way and we can move those dangers. We'll fix those dangers, and we do sorry. And when it's safe to approach we do. So we go through danger, then we want to go through response.
So the way that we check for a response on a baby is just use I think his or her thumbs, just in their hands like so. What will happen now as a mom, you check for a response on a baby unlocked. You don't really want to wait them say I'm going to copy their face, in case they're sleeping because most of the time they have a thing. So you just want to say you found their fingers will curl around. If there's Fingers curled around your finger or your thumb, then you know you've got a response and you know, everything's okay. Okay?
But if you're not getting a response, that's concerning, sorry, we do fingers and thumbs in the hands. The other thing we can do is tickle their feet just a little tickle, tickle, tickle. And normally that's enough to get a response. It says normal responses when we really need to send for help, we need to call for an ambulance. So if there's someone else nearby, shout out to them, ask them to call an ambulance for you. If you're on your own, grab your phone, call for an ambulance, call triple zero, pop it on hold so that you can help help your baby in the meantime, as much as 10 for help.
The next thing we want to do is check the airway. What we want to do is to say that there's nothing blocking the airway. And we don't want to talk baby's head back too far because babies dog developing their neck do, I'm quite sensitive. So we just took their head back just a little bit and just see if there's anything blocking the airway. If there is something in there, what we need to do is get it out and that's how we do that is we put baby in recovery. Like this around the chin, put their head, put them into recovery with your finger, you want to try and get that object out.
Okay? Once you've done that, then you want to check the breathing. Okay? You want to look, listen and feel okay? For about about 10 seconds by more than 10 seconds, okay? So I put baby on the back.
If we've checked the airway and there's nothing in the airway, then we can go straight into checking for breathing down like so, the hands on the chest, listen, and we'll look and feel just to see if we can say anything. If baby is breathing, then we'll pop baby back into recovery while we wait for the ambulance to come. If baby is not breathing, then we need to go straight into our CPR. So what we'll do is we're basically straight into the armpits and the center of the chest is way way heating. So we might strike three here without two fingers, and we Want to go straight down to about a third of the depth of the chest, and we're going to do 30 compressions. After 30 compressions, we're gonna do a couple of breaths.
I'm gonna do two breaths. Let me head back just a little bit. Just a little rather the chest, putting in a little breath. We put in our two breaths, and then we go straight back into our compressions and we do 30 and 230 and 230. And so when you do put the breath in your mouth will probably go over the noise as well. That's okay.
The air can go in through the math and the noise that is absolutely fine. Okay, so you know that the ambulance is on its way and you just keep doing CPR in the meantime with your 30 compressions and two breaths. If you feel uncomfortable during the breath, what you can do is you can just do the compressions but we do recommend doing the breath. And you know when the baby starts breathing again you'll be able to see the baby be able to see you know, it will stop, the baby will start to move. You'll be able to keep those breaths coming in and there should be some kind of job baby man stop vomiting, those sorts of things. Once baby is breathing, what we want to do is pop baby into recovery.
Like sorry, while we wait for the ambulance to come and we want to monitor the baby to see if there's any other injuries or anything else that we might not have noticed beforehand, when to keep baby in recovery while we wait sounds to come