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How do I position my hands correctly during CPR on a child?

  • Using two hands, locate the proper hand position on the middle of the breastbone as you would for an adult.
  • If you feel the notch at the end of the sternum, move your hands slightly toward the child’s head. 
American Red Cross, kneel to victims chest, heel of hand on chest, hand over hand, interlace the fingers, chest compression

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