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How do I position myself correctly to perform CPR on a child?

For children 1 and older: Position your body as you would for an adult, kneeling next to the child's upper chest, positioning your shoulders over your hands and keeping your arms and elbows as straight as possible. For infants, place one hand on the child's forehead and (for chest compressions) three fingers of the other hand on the center of the child's chest, just below the nipple line. Your hand should be over the fingers.

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