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Online CPR/AED Course

Our CPR/AED courses include Adult, Child and Infant techniques. Additionally, our CPR certification course includes training on the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years.

Chapter 8: Infant CPR

Usually an infant’s heart stops because of a breathing emergency. For this reason, giving breaths with compressions is very important for infants.

The process for responding to an infant is the same as responding to a child except for the following:

1. Compressions: Place two fingers on the center of the chest between the nipples. Compress / push down hard and fast about 1½ inches, at a rate of at least 100 to 120 compressions per minute.

Video Demonstration

Infant CPR

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2. Airway: When you tilt an infant’s head to open the airway, be sure not to push back too far. This may block the infant’s airway.

3. Breaths: When you prepare to give breaths, cover the infant’s mouth and nose with your mouth. If you are unable to