Baby Breaths Infant/Child CPR and Safety Class

Wendi Andria (center) and students.

What is the difference between infant CPR and child CPR? How does an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) work? What song does the America Heart Association (AHA) recommend to maintain the proper rhythm for chest compressions during CPR? Mommies, daddies, grandmas, and grandpas who want to know any of the above questions should schedule an appointment for Baby Breaths Infant/Child CPR and Safety class.

Wendi Andria, a registered nurse and certified AHA instructor, teaches the two and a half hour course at her home in Islip. As with her Baby Breath Lamaze and Childbirth class, Wendi’s teaching style is informative and entertaining. She is also up-to-date on the newest guidelines, research, and technology which is so important since these change every few years. Parents will breath a sigh of relief as she discusses a variety of potentially scary topics. The class focuses on Infant and Child CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and the essentials for maintaining a safe home.

Wendi discusses the different CPR techniques for infants (birth to 1-year old), children (1 to 8-years old), and even adults. What works for a five-year old will not be effective for a 6-month old. She demonstrates each technique and then allows each person to practice on an infant-size mannequin, child-size mannequin, and adult-size mannequin. Wendi provides personalized attention to make sure everyone is doing each step properly. She also explains how to use an AED which are located in most restaurants, malls, and other public places.

The course also covers how to do the Heimlich Maneuver for each of the different ages groups.  It will give parents peace of mind knowing what to do if an infant or adult is choking.

Wendi finishes the class by going over general baby safety.  She discusses how to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and what foods to avoid (e.g., grapes, raw vegetables).  She also takes the time to answer any questions parents might have about general child safety.

Wendi is available for small group instruction at her house ($40 per person) or private instruction in homes (prices vary depending on how many people attend).

By the way, the AHA recommends you use the Bee Gees’s “Staying Alive” to maintain the proper rhythm for chest compressions.

Contact Info: (631) 707-6598

By Jamie Feder

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