The infographic titled, “CPR for Children”, describes all the important information regarding child CPR. Child CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is usually performed on children between 1 to 8 years of age. This lifesaving practice is performed when a child’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.
Before giving child CPR, check the scene and the child. Make sure that the scene is safe, then tap the child on the shoulder and shout “Are you Ok?” to ensure that he or she needs help. If the child does not respond, ask a bystander to call 911 and administer about 2 minutes of care. Make certain that the child is lying on his or her back in order to open the airways. Also, tilt the head of the child slightly back and lift the chin.
Check whether the child is breathing or not. Listen carefully for no more than 10 seconds for sounds of breathing. If the child is not breathing, immediately deliver 2 rescue breaths. If the child is still unresponsive to the rescue breaths, begin CPR. For more details related to child CPR and how to perform it, refer the given infographic.