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How do you perform CPR chest compressions on an infant?

  • Give 30 chest compressions using the pads of these fingers to compress the chest. 
  • Compress the chest about 1 1/2 inches. Push hard, push fast. 
  • Your compressions should be smooth, not jerky. Keep a steady rhythm. Do not pause between each compression. 
  • When your fingers are coming up, release pressure on the infant’s chest completely but do not let your fingers lose contact with the chest. 
  • Compress at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute.

 

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