It is relatively unusual for young children to suffer from cardiac arrest, but it still happens in about 200 cases annually. The most common cause is drowning or suffocation, when something for example gets stuck in the throat. For this reason, it is important to know CPR for children, both as a parent and as an employee in healthcare and childcare. Resusci Baby is therefore an investment that provides security and invaluable knowledge for life. You never know when - or if - your or someone else's child may have a sudden cardiac arrest. What you can ensure is that you have the right knowledge to handle the situation in the best way and increase the chance of saving lives. With Resusci Baby, you can ensure that you both acquire and maintain these vital skills.
Resusci Baby has Laerdal's QCPR technology that now gives the user as accurate feedback as possible on the performed CPR. Many people are afraid to start CPR on children and infants, with the QCPR technology, the user gets direct visual feedback and can then adjust their technology based on the feedback provided. Feedback is given through a skill guide or Laerdal's free app.
Resusci Baby is a real-life cardiopulmonary resuscitation manikin designed specifically for infants during the first year of life. How cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be performed differs depending on the person's age, which means that you should not apply the same techniques to infants compared to when rescuing older children or adults. In general, there are the following differences:
You should check if the air reaches down to the lungs through five breaths, and every breath should take about one second. The breaths can cause oxygen to be transported into the lugns and if we are lucky, the heart beat won’t stop then.
The chest compressions that you perform on infants should be slightly softer than on adults as the chest should not be pressed down deeper than about four centimeters. This is because children do not have as durable bodies and it is therefore a risk of being injured by harder pressure. The chest compressions that you perform on infants should be done at the same speed as on adults. For children, you should press once per second - expect a rate of 100-120 times per minute.
When you invest in a Resusci Baby manikin, you get a realistic product with the intention of creating a realistic situation as possible. For example, it is possible to adapt the chest compressions to the recommendations available (4 centimeters), fine-tune the finger placement through a sensor and also get good feedback through improved measurement systems.
For those who do not want to leave anything to chance, we also recommend that the manikin has one of the electronic guides - SimPad PLUS SkillR IE or our new skill guide. This equipment increases the quality of education through real-time feedback, data storage and performance measurement. In this way, you can evaluate and customize the training while you see the improvements that are made on an individual level.