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First Aid Treatment for Baby's Electric Shock

  • Never touch directly the baby with your bare hands otherwise you may be shocked too.
  • Cut off the power supply, or separate the baby from electric contact with dry wood or plastic insulator if fail to cut off the power.
  • Check if the baby still has breath?
  • Check if there is any foreign substance in baby’s mouth?
  • Check if the baby still has consciousness?
  • Check the pulse of the baby, for baby of about one year, test its wrist or thigh (inner thigh) artery with your middle finger and index finger. Do not press too hard or you may be feeling your own pulse.
  • Check if the baby has any burn? If does, rinse the burn with cold water and remove its clothes (better cut the clothes with a pair of scissors ), soak the affected part in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes, cover the baby with clean towel and send it to hospital for rescue.
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the baby.

 

First Aid for Shock of Baby Caused by Electric Shock

If the baby suffers a shock caused by electric shock, its parents may perform CPR to the baby which consists of artificial respiration (mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to-nose) and heart massage.

 

Artificial respiration:

Keep airway free:

  • Loosen the clothes for the baby and expose its chest and belly.
  • Support the baby with a small pillow (or a small rolled towel) under the neck.
  • Keep baby's head elevated, with chin raised to keep its trachea free, press the baby on the forehead with one hand, and support the baby's chin with another.

 

Mouth-to-mouth:

  • Take a deep breath and blow into the mouth of the baby, while checking if the chest expands.
  • If the baby’s chest expands, press gently the upper belly of the baby to force the air into the lungs and see if the baby has respiration, repeat the action at the rate of one time in 3 seconds; when the baby can breathe by itself, blow in association with its breath.

 

Mouth-to-nose:

  • Take a deep breath, place your mouth firmly over the mouth and nose of the baby, and see if the baby’s chest expands, it is not correct if the chest does not expand.
  • Use your thumb to open the baby’s lower lip and let it breathe out after you have finished blowing,repeat the action at a frequency of one time in 3 seconds; when the baby can breathe by itself, blow in association with its breath.

 

Heart massage:

  • Place your ear firmly on the left chest of the baby to check if it still has heart beat.
  • Find the central place of the baby's chest, press about 2 cm down the lower part below the center between nibbles with index finger and middle finger, then let go. (about 80 minutes each time for baby, and 70 minutes for infant).
  • For younger baby, place your palms to hold its chest and back, and press the baby's thorax with your thumbs in turn.
  • Heart massage can be used combined with artificial respiration, usually perform 2 artificial respirations then 10 heart massages in turn.