Children First Aid

Safety Tips

Check for Responsiveness

Tap the shoulder and shout, "Are you OK?"

For an infant, you may flick the bottom of the foot

CALL 911

If no response, CALL 911

If alone, give about 2 mins of care, then CALL 911

Open the Airway

Tilt head back slightly, lift chin

Check for Breathing

Check quickly for no more than 10 secs

Infants have periodic breathing, so changes in breathing pattern are normal for infants.

Give 2 Rescue Breaths

If no breathing, give 2 rescue breaths.

  • Tilt the head back and lift the chin up
  • Child: pinch the nose shut, then make a complete seal over child's mouth
  • Infant: make complete seal over infant's mouth and nose
  • Blow in for about 1 sec to make the chest clearly rise
  • Give rescue breaths, one after the other

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