CPR Course - Infant (13 of 14)  
      To perform CPR, remember the basic steps of CPR administration called CAB
for compressions, for airway, and for breathing


 
       
     

Breathing - as with adult, refers to rescue breathing, where one person is breathing into other or also commonly referred to as mouth to mouth technique.

1.  Keep the heel of your hand in place so the infant's head remains tilted.  Keep your other hand under the person's chin, lifting it up.

2.  Take a normal breath, cover infant's mouth and nose with your mouth (Difference 2), and give 2  gentle breaths until the chest rises (blow for 1 second each).  Observe infant's chest.  Stop blowing when the chest rises, and wait for the chest to fall before beginning another breath.  If chest is not rising, readjust the head-tilt/chin-lift position and try 2 more rescue breaths. Goal is for the child to receive 2 full rescue breaths, 1 second each.

Continue administering 30 compressions with 2 rescue breaths in between. If the infant starts breathing, roll the victim on its side until emergency services arrive.

Important: Do not give large or forceful breaths. Proper breathing administration is extremely important for children, make sure the rescue breaths are sufficient to make the chest rise. Monitor the chest while administering rescue breaths.