Part of Lesson Plan: Conscious Choking Infant
Activity Overview / Details
Have the students get a partner. (You can have them in groups of 4 if you have fewer mannequins). One student is the parent and the other is the rescuer. The teacher talks the students through the process.
The parent begins by shouting that the infant is choking. The rescuer checks the scene for safety. It is safe. The rescuer tells the parent he/she knows CPR and asks if he/she can help. Parent says yes. The rescuer takes the child being sure to support the neck and head and determines he is choking. The rescuer points to someone and tells them to call 911. The rescuer begins with 5 back blows. The infant is still choking. The rescuer turns the infant over while supporting the neck and head and performs 5 chest compression, 1/2 to 1 inch. The rescuer looks into the infant's mouth. Nothing can be seen. The infant is still choking. Repeat the above steps. This time when the rescuer looks in the mouth he can see a piece of food. The rescuer does a finger sweep. The food comes out and the infant begins to cry loudly.
The students change roles. The parent is the rescuer and the rescuer is the parent. The teacher agains talks the students through the process.
The teacher can repeat the above scenario but this time the infant become unconscious. The rescuer then lays the infant on a table, tilts the infant's head slightly, and trys 2 rescue breaths. The breaths do not go in. Rescuer gives 30 chest compressions and looks for object. The object can be seen and is removes using the rescuers baby finger to swipe it out.