Chance to learn emergency first aid for babies, in Rotherham

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Parents can find out how to give first aid to a baby at a session in Rotherham this month.

The three-hour course by St John Ambulance is in response to research that showed only a quarter of parents know how to act if their baby stops breathing.

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for babies is different from adult CPR, in that only two fingers should be used to pump a baby’s chest and its nose and mouth must be covered by the rescuer’s mouth to give life saving puffs.

The course on March 18 costs £25+VAT and covers key first aid emergencies for babies and toddlers.

St John Ambulance regional director, Simon Dunn, said: “We know that a major barrier to parents learning is that baby CPR frightens them, so we’ve made it as reassuring as possible by making a new video. We’re asking everyone to share the video so that parents, grandparents and carers know what to do in those crucial minutes after a baby stops breathing.” Visit: www.sja.org.uk/NurseryRhymesInc or call 01924 262726 option 4 to book.