Infant CPR Skills Testing Checklist
Infant CPR
Skills Testing Checklist
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Student Name __________________________________________________ Date of Test _______________________________
Hospital Scenario: “You are working in a hospital or clinic when a woman runs through the door, carrying an infant. She
shouts, ‘Help me! My baby’s not breathing.’ You have gloves and a pocket mask. You send your coworker to activate the
emergency response system and to get the emergency equipment.”
Prehospital Scenario: “You arrive on the scene for an infant who is not breathing. No bystander CPR has been provided.
You approach the scene and ensure that it is safe. Demonstrate what you would do next.”
Assessment and Activation
Checks responsiveness
Shouts for help/Activates emergency response system
Checks breathing
Checks pulse
Cycle 1 of CPR (30:2) *CPR feedback devices preferred for accuracy
Infant Compressions
Performs high-quality compressions*:
Placement of 2 ngers in the center of the chest,
just below the nipple line
30 compressions in no less than 15 and no more
than 18 seconds
Compresses at least one third the depth of the chest,
about 1½ inches (4 cm)
Complete recoil after each compression
Infant Breaths
Gives 2 breaths with a barrier device:
Each breath given over 1 second
Visible chest rise with each breath
Resumes compressions in less than
10 seconds
Cycle 2 of CPR (repeats steps in Cycle 1) Only check box if step is successfully performed
Compressions
Breaths
Resumes compressions in less than 10 seconds
Once student shouts for help, instructor says, “Here’s the barrier device.”
Rescuer 2 arrives with bag-mask device and begins ventilation while Rescuer 1 continues compressions with 2 thumb–encircling
hands technique.
Cycle 3 of CPR
Rescuer 1: Infant Compressions
Performs high-quality compressions*:
15 compressions with 2 thumb–encircling hands
technique
15 compressions in no less than 7 and no more
than 9 seconds
Compresses at least one third the depth of the chest,
about 1½ inches (4 cm)
Complete recoil after each compression
Rescuer 2: Infant Breaths
This rescuer is not evaluated.
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© 2016 American Heart Association
Infant CPR
Skills Testing Checklist
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Student Name __________________________________________________ Date of Test _______________________________
STOP TEST
Instructor Notes
Place a in the box next to each step the student completes successfully.
If the student does not complete all steps successfully (as indicated by at least 1 blank check box), the student must receive
remediation. Make a note here of which skills require remediation (refer to Instructor Manual for information about remediation).
Test Results
Check PASS or NR to indicate pass or needs remediation:
PASS NR
Instructor Initials __________ Instructor Number _____________________________ Date _____________________________
© 2016 American Heart Association
Cycle 4 of CPR
Rescuer 2: Infant Compressions
This rescuer is not evaluated.
Rescuer 1: Infant Breaths
Gives 2 breaths with a bag-mask device:
Each breath given over 1 second
Visible chest rise with each breath
Resumes compressions in less than
10 seconds
Infant CPR
Skills Testing Critical Skills Descriptors
1. Assesses victim and activates emergency response system (this must precede starting compressions) within
a maximum of 30 seconds. After determining that the scene is safe:
Checks for responsiveness by tapping and shouting
Shouts for help/directs someone to call for help and get emergency equipment
Checks for no breathing or no normal breathing (only gasping)
Scans from the head to the chest for a minimum of 5 seconds and no more than 10 seconds
Checks brachial pulse
Can be done simultaneously with check for breathing
Checks for a minimum of 5 seconds and no more than 10 seconds
2. Performs high-quality chest compressions during 1-rescuer CPR (initiates compressions within 10 seconds
of identifying cardiac arrest)
Correct placement of hands/fingers in center of chest
1 rescuer: 2 fingers just below the nipple line
Compression rate of 100 to 120/min
Delivers 30 compressions in 15 to 18 seconds
Adequate depth for age
Infant: at least one third the depth of the chest (about 1½ inches [4 cm])
Use of a commercial feedback device or high-fidelity manikin is highly recommended
Complete chest recoil after each compression
Appropriate ratio for age and number of rescuers
1 rescuer: 30 compressions to 2 breaths
Minimizes interruptions in compressions
Delivers 2 breaths so less than 10 seconds elapses between last compression of one cycle and first
compression of next cycle
3. Provides effective breaths with bag-mask device during 2-rescuer CPR
Opens airway adequately
Delivers each breath over 1 second
Delivers breaths that produce visible chest rise
Avoids excessive ventilation
Resumes chest compressions in less than 10 seconds
4. Switches compression technique at appropriate interval as prompted by the instructor (for purposes of
this evaluation). Switch should take no more than 5 seconds.
5. Performs high-quality chest compressions during 2-rescuer CPR
Correct placement of hands/fingers in center of chest
2 rescuers: 2 thumb–encircling hands just below the nipple line
Compression rate of 100 to 120/min
Delivers 15 compressions in 7 to 9 seconds
Adequate depth for age
Infant: at least one third the depth of the chest (about 1½ inches [4 cm])
Complete chest recoil after each compression
Appropriate ratio for age and number of rescuers
2 rescuers: 15 compressions to 2 breaths
Minimizes interruptions in compressions
Delivers 2 breaths so less than 10 seconds elapses between last compression of one cycle and first
compression of next cycle
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