Paediatric Arrest (Responder) Scenario

You are Firefighter and designated casualty carer on you watch. You’re working the night shift when the alarm goes off at 0300. The Watch Manager explains you are responding to a 3-month-old in possible cardiac arrest. There are no Ambulance resources currently available, and you are the only support in the area they can send. 

You arrive on scene and are ushered into the property and upstairs. The child is lying limp on the bed and is pale and blue in colour. The mum is distraught, and explains she was co-sleeping with the child. She awoke to check the child, but saw he was not breathing and called 999.