How to perform infant CPR
Once again, we follow the DRAB approach
Check to see if there are any dangers to yourself or the casualty. Try and make the scene as safe as possible, remember YOU are the most important person.
For babies/infants: flick the bottom of the foot
Performing infant CPR
1) First deliver five rescue breaths
Ensure the baby's head is in the neutral position. Cover their mouth and nose with your mouth and deliver five rescue breaths.
Each breath should only need a 'puff' of air from your cheeks.
2) Then give thirty chest compressions
Use two fingers to compress the baby's chest on the breastbone (sternum) at a rate of 100 – 120 chest compressions per minute.
3) After thirty chest compressions, deliver another two rescue breaths
4) Repeat the cycle of thirty chest compressions to two rescue breaths (30:2)
Infant CPR demonstration video