…..infants, both the nose and mouth should be covered.
Once in position, the rescuer blows in enough air to make the chest rise. After completing the inflation, the rescuer lifts their mouth, then turns, looking towards the feet for the fall of the chest and at the same time listening for expired air from the nose and mouth.
If the chest fails to rise, checks should be completed to ensure no obstructions are present and the person’s mouth is adequately sealed. Similarly, that no leaks exist from the rescuer’s mouth as they breathe into the nose. Where blockages of the nose are present, the rescuer should use the mouth to mouth option.
*Please note the current CPR guidance below applicable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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