CPR Course - Infant (12 of 14)        
    To perform CPR, remember the basic steps of CPR administration called CAB
for compressions, for airway, and for breathing


         
                 
             
   

1.  As with adult and child, place the infant on his/her back on a firm surface.

2.  Kneel next to the infant's neck and shoulders.  To open the airway, place your palm on the forehead to carefully tilt the head back and lift the chin forward with your other hand. 

3.  Then you must check for signs of life for no longer than 10 seconds. Place your ear over the mouth of the victim, and (Difference 2) also place your two fingers (watch the video) on the brachial artery to feel the pulse.

To locate brachial artery, place your index and middle fingers between the shoulder and elbow, right inside of the middle arm. While counting from 10 to 1 listen if the victim is breathing and/or has a pulse.

     
    4.  If no signs of life observed, proceed to B.

Important:
As with adult and child, gasping for air is not considered normal breathing, so you should proceed with CPR immediately. If infant is breathing, roll him/her onto his or her side, and wait for emergency personnel to arrive.