How do you do CPR on a 6 year old?
- Place the heel of one hand on the breastbone -- just below the nipples.
- Keep your other hand on the child's forehead, keeping the head tilted back.
- Press down on the child's chest so that it compresses about 1/3 to 1/2 the depth of the chest.
- Give 30 chest compressions.
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Besides, what is the CPR ratio for a child?
For children, if two rescuers are available to do CPR, the compression to breaths ratio is 15:2; if only one rescuer is available, the ratio is 30:2 for all age groups. For very small children, you can use one-handed chest compressions.
Secondly, where do you check a pulse on a child? There are several areas on the body to read a pulse, but in kids these are generally the easiest places:
- On the neck (carotid artery pulse). The carotid artery runs along either side of the throat (windpipe).
- On the wrist (radial pulse).
- In the armpit (axillary pulse).
- In the crease of the elbow (brachial pulse).
Similarly, you may ask, when should a child start CPR?
Child CPR. Pediatric resuscitation protocols apply to infants less than 1 year of age and children up to the age of puberty or those weighing less than 121 pounds (Merck Manuals). Although CPR for children is very similar to adult CPR, rescuers should start CPR before calling 911.
Where is the correct hand placement for CPR for child?
When performing chest compressions on a child proper hand placement is even more crucial than with adults. Place two fingers at the sternum (the bottom of the rib cage where the lower ribs meet) and then put the heel of your other hand directly on top of your fingers (Figure 1).