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How do I give rescue breaths when performing CPR on a child?

  • After giving 30 chest compressions, open the airway and give 2 rescue breaths. 
  • Each rescue breath should last about 1 second and make the chest clearly rise. 
  • Use the head-tilt/chin-lift technique to ensure that the child’s airway is open. 
  • Continue cycles of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths.
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