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Teaching infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to new parents, grandparents, older siblings, and potential babysitters is a worthy objective but one that can be impractical to accomplish. A new home training kit for infant CPR and relief of choking could be the ideal solution. The American Heart Association's Infant CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program (AHA, Dallas, Texas), developed in coordination with the American Academy of Pediatrics, is designed to teach CPR and relief of choking techniques to individuals who care for newborn infants but do not need a course completion certificate and probably would not otherwise attend an infant CPR course.


The Infant CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program kit includes a 22-minute skills training DVD, 2 quick-reference skills reminders, and a one-of-a-kind infant CPR manikin called The Mini Baby. The Mini Baby, designed by Laerdal Medical (Wappingers Falls, New York), is an inflatable version of the traditional infant CPR manikin. Because the Mini Baby comes in a take-home kit, it can be used again by the family to train new caregivers or to brush up on their skills periodically. The accompanying DVD allows learners to practice skills while watching others perform these skills on the DVD.


The cost of the Infant CPR Anytime kit is $34.95, and it can be ordered at