If you’re in an emergency, call 000
Follow our step-by-step guide on how to perform CPR on children ages 1-8.
We also have specific guides for children above 8 and adults, infants and during pregnancy.
*Please note, the information below does not replace first aid training.*
Make sure that you have used the DRSABCD action plan below. This will help you assess any potential dangers and give you the best opportunity to help the patient.
4.Use the weight of your body and push your hands down to roughly 1/3 of the depth of their chest.
5. Release the pressure and push down again.
6. To ensure that the patient is in the correct position, place one hand on their forehead and the other hand under their chin to tilt their head back.
7. Pinch their nose with your thumb and index finger and use your other hand to open their mouth.
Most businesses house an AED, so if an AED is available, use it.
If an AED is available, attach the pads as demonstrated in the picture below and follow its instructions.
The AED looks at the heart rhythm every 2 minutes and may deliver a shock to the patient. It will tell you before it does so.
In between every analysis- keep performing CPR.
If the pads are too close together, place one on the centre of the child’s chest and the other on the centre of their back.
Only stop CPR if one of the following has occurred:
If the patient is breathing, continue to monitor them and place them in the recovery position, as shown below: