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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 6/6/2013

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