The American Heart Association
COVID-19 and Child and Infant CPR
If a child or an infant’s heart stops and you’re worried that they may have COVID-19, you can still help.
Moreover, see the steps here.
Make sure the scene is safe.
Furthermore, Check to see if the child or infant is awake and breathing normally.
Shout for help.
Meanwhile, If you’re alone,phone 9-1-1 from a cell phone, perform CPR with 30 compressions and then 2 breaths
(if you’re willing and able) for 5 cycles, and get an AED.
Moreover, if help is available, phone 9-1-1. Send someone to get an AED,
while you start CPR.
Provide CPR with compressions and breaths (if you’re willing and able).
■ Start child CPR Push on the middle of the chest 30 times at a
depth of 2 inches with 1 or 2 hands.Provide 30 compressions and then 2 breaths. Repeat cycles.
■ Start infant CPR Push on the middle of the chest 30 times at a
depth of one and a half inches with 2 fingers.Provide 30 compressions and then 2 breaths. Repeat cycles.
Besides, use the AED as soon as it arrives. Continue CPR until EMS arrives.
4/2020 American Heart Association
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