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Infant & Small Child CPR


Shout and Tap
Shout and gently tap the child on the shoulder. If there is no response, position the infant on his or her back

Open The Airway
Open the airway using a head tilt lifting of chin. Do not tilt the head too far back.

Give 2 Breaths
If the baby is NOT breathing give 2 small gentle breaths. Cover the baby's mouth and nose with your mouth. Each breath should be 1.5 to 2 seconds long. You should see the baby's chest rise with each breath.

Determine Pulselessness
Try to feel for a pulse in the inside of upper arm.

Give 5 Compression's
Give five gentle chest compression's at the rate of 100 per minute. Position your 3rd and 4th fingers in the center of the chest half an inch below the nipples. Press down only 1/2 to 1 inches.

Repeat
Repeat with 1 breath and 5 compressions. After one minute of repeated cycles call 911. If you feel a pulse return give one breath every 3 seconds and discontinue chest compressions.

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