When you have extra help available, you can switch to two rescuer CPR.
Read about two rescuer CPR in adults to make it easy for you by clicking here.
Follow the BLS algorithm as in single rescuer child BLS.
We’ll focus on changes in comparison to adult BLS.
In adults, children and infants, we give 30 compressions and 2 breaths in cycles when there is a single rescuer.
But as the pediatric cardiac arrests are related to hypoxia, providing more breaths during CPR makes sense. Keeping this in mind, we switch to 15 compressions and 2 breaths ratio in children and infants when we have two rescuers available.
You shall continue compressions for 2 minutes before holding compressions and checking Pulse.
You must stop CPR while checking for Pulse.king pulse, if CPR is needed, switch your roles as in adult BLS and continue CPR.
You can use AED as soon as it’s available. Click here to know how.
You have learnt about how to give compressions and breaths in earlier lessons.
For now, keep the ratio in mind (single rescuer vs two rescuer).