The procedure for giving Cardiopulmonary resuscitation as CPR to a child with age 1 through 8 is essentially the same as that for an adult. The differences are as follows:
~After five cycles (about two minutes) of CPR, if there is no response and an AED is available, apply it and follow the prompts. Use pediatric pads if available. If pediatric pads aren’t available, use adult pads. ~Use the same compression-breath rate as is used for adults: 30 compressions followed by two breaths. This is one cycle. Following the two breaths, immediately begin the next cycle of compressions and breaths. ~Use only one hand to perform heart compressions. ~Breathe more gently ~If you’re alone, perform five cycles of compressions and breaths on the child — this should take about two minutes — before calling 911 or your local emergency number or using an AED.
How to perform CPR on a baby *important step
~Most cardiac arrests in babies occur from lack of oxygen, such as from drowning or choking. If you know the baby has an airway obstruction, perform first aid for choking. If you don’t know why the baby isn’t breathing, perform CPR.
~To begin, examine the situation. Stroke the baby and watch for a response, such as movement, but don’t shake the baby.
~If there’s no response, follow the CAB procedures below and time the call for help as follows:
* If you’re the only rescuer and CPR is needed, do CPR for two minutes — about five cycles — before calling 911 or your local emergency number. * If another person is available, have that person call for help immediately while you attend to the baby.
How to perform Cpr