Oct 6, 2010

First Aid Class Resources Available in Tokyo

Natalie Smith

I am a Registered Emergency Room nurse as well as a certified Red Cross Instructor. I have been teaching CPR and First Aid for Adult, Child and Infant for various schools and groups around Tokyo. I do offer classes and if you are interested, I can be contacted via the below email address:

Natalie Smith

Oct 1, 2010

Infant CPR Instructions + Video

CPR for Infants (Age less than 1)
  1. Shout and Tap 
    • Shout and gently tap the child on the shoulder. If there is no response, position the infant on his or her back.
  2. Open the airway
    • Open the airway using a head tilt lifting of chin. Do no tilt the head too far back.
  3. Give 2 gentle breaths
    • If the baby is NOT breathing give 2 small gentle breaths. Cover the baby's mouth and nose with your mouth. Each breath should be 1 second long. You should see the baby's chest rise with each breath.
  4. Give 30 compressions
    • Give 30 gentle chest compressions at the rate of 100 per minute. Use two or three fingers in the center of the chest just below the nipples. Press down approximately 1/3 the depth of the chest.
  5. Repeat
    • Repeat with 2 breath and 30 compressions. After 2 minutes of repeated cycles call emergency 119 for ambulance in Japan and continue giving breaths and compressions. 

**Instructions and video courtesy of Learn CPR.org