Common CPR Misconceptions You Need To Know While Attending To A Baby Or Child

Common CPR Misconceptions You Need To Know While Attending To A Baby Or Child

There is little doubt that most people think they know CPR just from watching movies and TV shows. However, the procedure is not as easy as one thinks. There are several misconceptions about the life-saving procedure, especially when dealing with a baby or a child.

There are several factoids about CPR that are rather well-known. However, some of these are actually misconceptions about the procedure that can do more harm than good. This is a dangerous thing especially when a baby or child is involved. 

Common Misconceptions To Avoid When Providing CPR to Children


  • Regular CPR works on children

This is one of the more dangerous misconceptions about the procedure. Children are smaller and more fragile than adults so they could easily get injured from the chest compressions.

  • Giving CPR to a breathing child

An unconscious baby or child that is breathing does not need CPR. Instead, you will need to call Triple Zero 000 as soon as possible.

  • Anyone can do CPR on a child

It is important to know the proper CPR steps before trying the procedure on a baby or a child. If you do it wrong and without the proper knowledge, you might actually harm the patient instead.


There are several CPR misconceptions while attending to a baby or a child that can easily be avoided. The best way to avoid it is to take the proper first aid training. This way, you will be able to learn the right procedure and help save lives.

Are you ready to take the proper training? Edway Training offers Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) HLTAID001 in Darlinghurst, Seven Hills, and Mona Vale NSW. Book now and be ready for all types of child emergencies.


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