Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (cont.)
CPR in Infants
An infant is defined as a child younger than one year of age. Because an infant is smaller than a child, the CPR technique for infants contains further changes.
- Even smaller breaths are given-enough to just get the chest to rise. Only two fingers are used to compress the chest down about 1 and 1/2 inches.
- Otherwise, the CPR sequence is the same as for the child.
- Manual defibrillation is the preferred method of defibrillation in infants, however, if only an AED is available, it is recommended that a pediatric AED cable be used for infant defibrillation.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/23/2015
Must Read Articles Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used when a person has had a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest. It is a machine that instructs the user through...learn more >>
Choking is a blockage of the upper airway by food or other objects, preventing a person from breathing effectively. Choking can cause a simple coughing fit or c...learn more >>
Drowning risks include lack of supervision of infants and children around water, alcohol consumption, inability to swim, medical emergency in the water such as ...learn more >>