How to resuscitate a child

Back blows, chest thrusts & cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)


Abdominal thrusts for children over one year

Stand or kneel behind the child. Place your arms under the child's arms and around their upper abdomen.

Clench your fist and place it between navel and ribs.

Grasp this hand with your other hand and pull sharply inwards and upwards.

Repeat up to five times.

Make sure you don't apply pressure to the lower ribcage as this may cause damage.

Source: NHS Choices, DoH birth to five 2009.