CPR Facts

CPR facts and tips for children

Checking an injured or ill child or infant

  1. Check for responsiveness
  2. Call 9-1-1
  3. Open the airway by tilting the head back slightly and lifting the chin
  4. Check for breathing for no more than 10 seconds
  5. Give 2 rescue breaths
  6. Quickly scan for severe bleeding

How to give rescue breaths to a child

  1. Tilt head back and lift the chin up
  2. For a child, you should pinch the nose shut, then make a complete seal over child's mouth
  3. For an infant, you should make a complete seal over infant's mouth and nose
  4. Blow in for about one second to make the chest clearly rise
  5. Give rescue breaths one after the other