Steps to Provide CPR to Children between 1 and 8 Years of Age
1. Children might be contaminated with spreadable illnesses. Thus, use general precautions and, if accessible, use personal protective equipment.
2. Carefully shake or tap the child’s shoulders and yell out at him/her in a loud voice. Don’t hurt them, but be physical. If the child doesn’t wake up and isn’t breathing, dial for an ambulance prior to starting CPR.
3. Position one hand over the breastbone between the child’s nipples and push down straight approximately 2 inches. Allow the chest to recoil back and continue with these compressions 30 more times. If you are trained in CPR, continue to the following step of rescue breaths. If not continue with chest compressions.
4. Cover the child’s mouth using your lips and shut his/her nose closed with your thumb and finger. Gently exhale into his/her mouth until his/her chest gets larger. Allow the chest to lower back down and repeat t