February is American Heart Month. The Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) teamed up for a virtual event on Facebook to teach caregivers infant CPR and what to do if an infant is choking. The training comes in light of RAA EMT Tiffany Hirsch sharing her experience using her knowledge of infant CPR to save her son Greyson’s life. It’s a lifesaving skill we hope you never have to use but knowing what to do in the time of a crisis could be the difference between life and death.
RAA Training Coordinator Harold Mayfield takes us through the steps of how to recognize if an infant is in trouble and what to do next to help if the child is choking or isn’t breathing. This is a demonstration and not a certification.
For more information about infant CPR and how to get certified, visit heart.org