|CPR Course - Infant (11 of 14)|
|To perform CPR, remember the basic steps of CPR administration called CAB
C for compressions, A for airway, and B for breathing
|C - COMPRESSIONS|
External chest compressions provide artificial circulation. When you apply rhythmic pressure on the lower half of the infant's breastbone, you force the heart to pump blood.
2. Make sure not to press at the very end of the breastbone.
3. Keep your other hand on the infant's forehead, keeping the head tilted back.
4. Press down on the infant's chest so that it compresses about 1/3 to 1/2 the depth of the chest (Difference 5).
5. Give 30 chest compressions. Each time, let the chest rise completely, with two mouth to mouth breaths in between each rep 1 second per each breath.
Relaxation and compression should take equal amounts of time. If you must give both rescue breathing and external chest compressions, the proper rate is 30 chest compressions to 2 breaths. You must compress at a rate of 100 times per minute. Keep interruptions to less than few seconds. Continue administration until help arrives.
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