Although you hope youll never use cardiopulmonary resuscitation cpr for a child or infant its important to know the steps so that you can help in the event of a cardiac or breathing emergency and although you may have taken a class in child cpr its a good idea to keep the steps handy so that the information stays fresh in your memory. Cpr for infants age 1 if you are alone with the infant give 2 minutes of cpr before calling 911 click here for a video demonstration 1 shout and tap shout and gently tap the child on the shoulder if there is no response and not breathing or not breathing normally position the infant on his or her back and begin cpr 2. Cpr for infants up to 12 months of age cpr for infants is similar to cpr for adults and children there are a few differences as follows checking for responsiveness never shake an infant as this may cause brain damage to check for responsiveness in an infant tap the soles of the feet while calling to the infant in a loud voice. If the foreign body is removed and the infant is not breathing begin cpr conscious child over one year old to dislodge an object from the airway of a child perform abdominal thrusts the heimlich maneuver as described for adults avoid being overly forceful in order to avert injury to ribs and internal organs use your best judgment
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