When recognizing a collapse immediately ask for help to those who are near and attend to the victim following this pediatric cardiac arrest care route.
If you are accompanied, ask a second rescuer to get an automatic defibrillator and call 123 while you stay by the victim’s side. If there are no more people, call emergency with your cell phone on speakerphone while you start resuscitation maneuvers.
Check the victim’s pulse for 10 seconds. Do you detect a pulse? If not.
If there is a pulse but it does not breathe normally.
Provide mouth-to-nose breathing, if the victim is younger than 1 year, or mouth to mouth, if older. 1 ventilation every 3 to 5 seconds.
Check the pulse every 2 minutes.
If you do not detect a pulse or it is below 60 beats per minute, start cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
You do not have a pulse, you do not breathe or you just gasp:
Start cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
30 strong thoracic compressions, fast and without pause.
Followed by 2 breaths or blows.
Child under 1 year
If it is accompanied, place the two thumbs in the middle of the ribs and the other fingers hugging the thorax, in the shape of a dove.
If it is only do it with two fingers on an imaginary line intermamaria with the sternum.
Child over 1 year
Locate the base of the two interwoven hands in the center of the chest, over the sternum. Keep the arms straight, performing the compressions with the movement of the shoulders.
Continue cardiopulmonary breathing by checking the pulse every 2 minutes until the defibrillator (AED) or ambulance arrives.
Use the defibrillator
Step 1. Press the power button.
Step 2. Place the electrodes and follow the auditory instructions of the device.