No. Attempting resuscitation with CPR is covered under statute, law and rule of many local, state and national municipalities.
Locating a pulse on a sick person is extremely difficult and unreliable. A person that is UNCONSCIOUS AND NOT BREATHING NORMALLY is very likely to be suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
A victim of sudden cardiac arrest does not need extra air or oxygen during the first few minutes of cardiac arrest. By recognizing the need and providing chest compressions as soon as possible, you will circulate all of the oxygen needed until EMS arrives.
Sudden cardiac arrest most often happens outside of the hospital. This makes anybody a potential witness and therefore a rescuer. If CPR is started within the first 2 minutes of SCA, the victim is 50% more likely to survive and return to a normal life.
CPR steps are exactly the same for children and infants. Please look in the near future for our Push to Survive Kids edition.