CPR AED First Aid

CPR on Children

Notice that these child CPR steps for victims 1 to 12 years old are nearly identical to adult CPR steps with the following key differences:

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child cpr instructions 

Check the Scene

  - make sure it is safe for you to help.
Don't become another victim.
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Check the Victim

  - tap and shout to get response.
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Call for Help

  - If no response, have someone call 911.
If you are alone, do 5 cycles of CPR First, then call 911.
Even if the child is breathing, call 911 for any unconscious victim.
CPR Step C 


  - pump the chest 30 times.
Place the heel of one hand in the center of the chest and your other hand on top of it. Press chest down about 2 inches at a rate of 100 to 120 per minute.
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CPR Step A 


  - tilt head back, lift chin up to open airway.
CPR Step B 


  - Pinch nose closed, take a normal breath, cover victim's mouth with yours and blow out your breath until you see the chest rise. Give a second breath. Take about 1 second per breath. If chest doesn't rise, open airway again.

Repeat C - A - B

  until help arrives or the victim begins breathing.
If there are two rescuers, one does the breathing and one does the compressions - CPR steps and ratios remain the same.

Remember how to do cpr to save a child's life!

Becoming familiar with these child CPR instructions will help you in performing CPR correctly. This quick review of skills should not be used as training, but can be a useful refresher.

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