Child CPR Instruction

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CPR Procedure

  1. Test for responsiveness
  2. Find a safe, secure place, and position the victim flat on their back, with their head supported
  3. Begin chest compressions at approximately 100 bpm

DIfferences from Adult CPR

  • With a child it is important to attempt several rounds of CPR before calling 9/11
  • With a child, rather than aiming for 2'', compressions should be at a depth of 1/3 to 1/2 the body width of the child
  • To test responsiveness of an infant, flick the bottom of their foot
  • Some changes in breathing pattern are natural for infants, and are not a cause for alarm
  • When giving mouth to mouth to an infant, completely cover both the nose and mouth with your mouth