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How do I find the correct hand position for CPR on an infant?

  • Keep one hand on the infant’s forehead to maintain an open airway. 
  • Use the pads of two or three fingers of your other hand to give chest compressions on the center of the chest, just below the nipple line (toward the infant’s feet). 
  • If you feel the notch at the end of the infant’s sternum, move your fingers slightly toward the infant’s head.

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