CPR and AED
CPR and AED is a combined CPR and AED program designed specifically for laypeople. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is based upon the 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) and other evidence-based treatment recommendations.
Who Should Take this Course?
Individuals who do not work in the healthcare field but are occupationally required to, or desire to, have CPR knowledge and skills, such as: Emergency response teams in business and industry, School bus drivers, Child care workers, Teachers, Parents, home care providers, grandparents and Babysitters.
|• Respiratory and Circulatory Systems||• Emergency Medical Services (EMS)|
|• Sudden Cardiac Arrest||• Basic CPR—Chest Compressions|
|• Early Defibrillation||• Basic CPR—Rescue Breaths|
|• Chain of Survival||• Basic CPR—Primary Assessment|
|• Chain of Survival for Children||• Unresponsive and Breathing—Recovery Position|
|• CPR and AED Provider—Legal Considerations||• Unresponsive and Not Breathing—CPR|
|• Recognizing an Emergency||• Basic AED Operation|
|• Deciding to Help||• AEDs and Children|
|• Personal Safety||• AEDs—Troubleshooting|
|• Disease Transmission||• Choking|
|• Universal Precautions||• Emotional Considerations|
“Even if a person is breathing normally, a lack of responsiveness is still considered to be a life-threatening condition that requires immediate care. There are a variety of things that can result in unresponsiveness, including medical conditions such as stroke or seizures, or external factors, such as alcohol or drug overdose. Regardless of the cause, the greatest treatment concern is the ability of the person to maintain a clear and open airway.”