Infant CPR should be administered to any victim under the age of 12 months (except for newborns in the first hours after birth). The procedure is as follows:
1. Check for responsiveness by patting the infant's shoulders or chest.
2. Remember C-A-B:
3. Perform 5 cycles 30 compressions/2 breaths for 1 to 2 minutes before dialing 9-1-1.
- Circulation: check for pulse at the brachial artery, in the infant's inside upper arm. If there is none, perform 30 compressions - 2 fingers (approximately ½ the size of a hand), ⅓ to ½ the depth of the infant's chest.
- Airway: an infant's head should be tilted into the "sniffer position". Do not overextend an infant's neck as this may close off the airway.
- Breathing: cover the infant's nose and mouth with your mouth and use gentle puffs, breathing from your cheeks, not your lungs, as you give 2 breaths.
4. Continue performing rescue efforts, checking for pulse every minute until help arrives.
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