What is the correct rate of compressions for Infant CPR?
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for infants involves the delivery of chest compressions and rescue breaths to keep oxygenated blood flowing around the infant’s body until further help arrives.
It is important that chest compressions are performed at the correct rate to maintain the pressure required to pump blood around the body.
In the 2015 CPR Guidelines the correct rate of compressions for infant CPR is 100 – 120 chest compressions per minute. This works out at a maximum of 2 chest compressions per second.
Chest compressions on an infant should be delivered using two fingers in the center of the chest. Ensure the chest wall can recoil fully between each chest compression.
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