First Aid / CPR / AED
 
CPR, First Aid, and AED

Overview: Designed for non-professional responders required to have CPR and AED knowledge or for those who simply want to help in an emergency, the CPR and AED program teaches the skills to respond in a cardiac emergency. This course focuses on sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, airway obstruction, CPR, and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Program content is based on the ASHI guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiac care (ECC) as well as other evidence-based treatment recommendations.

COURSE TOPICS - Emergency First Aid Care, Recognizing an Emergency, Deciding to Help, Personal Safety, Using Barriers, Assessing for Response, Mechanism for Spinal Injury, Activating Emergency Medical Services, Control of Bleeding, Managing Shock, Choking, Ongoing Assessment, Warning Signs of Serious Illness, Altered Level of Responsiveness, Pain, Severe Pressure, or Discomfort in Chest, Breathing Difficulty, Shortness of Breath, Severe Abdominal Pain, Mechanism for Significant Injury, Swollen, Painful, Deformed Limb, Specific First Aid Problems, Moving Patients, Emotional Impact of Providing First Aid Care

Course Length: 4-6 Hours | Course Required By: Company-specific

Course Objectives:

Knowledge

Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to:

1. Describe how to recognize and provide treatment for sudden cardiac arrest.

2. Explain the priority of personal safety when responding to an emergency situation.

3. Explain the importance of Universal Precautions and using protective barriers.

4. Explain how to perform effective chest compressions for adults, children, and infants.

5. Describe how to perform effective rescue breaths using a CPR mask for adults, children, and infants.

6. Describe how to perform effective rescue breaths using a bag-mask device.

7. Describe how to establish an airway with jaw-thrust without head-tilt when injury to the head, neck, or back is suspected.

8. Describe the steps of the primary assessment for an unresponsive patient.

9. Explain how to protect the airway of an unresponsive, breathing patient.

10. Describe the steps of performing rescue breathing for adults, children, and infants.

11. Describe the steps of performing CPR as a single provider for adults, children, and infants.

12. Describe the modifications made to performing CPR when using an advanced airway.

13. Describe the steps for safely attaching and correctly operating an automated external defibrillator (AED) for adults, children, and infants.

14. Describe the team-approach concept of performing CPR and using an AED with multiple providers.

15. Describe how to recognize and provide treatment for choking for adults, children, and infants

Skill

Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to:

1. Correctly demonstrate how to perform external chest compressions for adults, children, and infants.

2. Correctly demonstrate how to perform rescue breaths using a CPR mask.

3. Correctly demonstrate how to perform rescue breaths using a bag-mask device.

4. Correctly perform a primary assessment for an unresponsive patient.

5. Correctly demonstrate CPR as a single provider for adults, children, and infants.

6. Correctly demonstrate how to safely attach and operate an automated external defibrillator (AED).

7. Correctly demonstrate BLS care as part of a team of two or more providers.

Written Exam: Written evaluation is required for successful completion. Successful completion of a Written Exam requires a correct score of 70% or better.


   

 

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