How to resuscitate a child

Back blows, chest thrusts & cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)


Back blows for children over one year

Back blows are more effective if the child is positioned head down.

Put a small child across your lap as you would a baby.

If this is not possible, support your child in a forward-leaning position and give the back blows from behind.

If back blows don't relieve the choking and your child is still conscious, and over one year give abdominal thrusts.

Source: NHS Choices, DoH birth to five 2009.