Our CPR & AED course teaches people how to provide emergency care for someone in need. This course makes learning easy by providing a non stressful environment in which participants practice and apply emergency care skills. The course is designed to:
- help participants remember appropriate emergency care procedures during times of need, and
- encourage them to apply those procedures by assisting those needing emergency care.
Our courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care – guidelines produced through a consensus process of practicing professionals in the emergency medical field. Educationally, the courses reflect a well-researched instructional design for this type of training.
The CPR & AED curriculum is designed as a standalone course designed to be offered in the workplace environment to government and corporate employees required to complete emergency care training. Nevertheless, CPR & AED is a valuable offering for any individual wanting to learn how to provide emergency care.
This stand alone CPR & AED course typically takes about 2.5 to 4 hours to complete. It encompasses one rescuer CPR & AED training for adults with the option to include training for infants and children.
This is the ideal course for businesses that need to meet compliance requirements while minimizing time spent away from the job.
Our CPR & AED course covers emergency care for many life-threatening situations. Students are taught the Cycle of Care to guide them.
The course goals for CPR & AED course are:
- Increase access to CPR education, increase effectiveness and efficiency of instruction, improve skills retention, and reduce barriers to action for lay Emergency Responders.
- Provide a positive and nurturing learning environment that reduces participant anxiety, guilt and fear of imperfect performance.
- Teach a course that increases the percentage of CPR and first aid-trained laypersons who use their skills without hesitation to assist those in need.
- Combine CPR and AED use into one Emergency Responder protocol.
- Teach a simple CPR and AED use protocol that promotes long-term memory retention by participants.
- Maximize participant skill development and practice time, while minimizing instructor led knowledge development (lectures).
- Teach a course following the latest ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) guidelines, thus providing an internationally consistent course flexible enough to accommodate regional emergency care protocols and cultural differences.
- Integrate participant independent study whenever possible for course efficiency and respect for valuable participant time.
Core Performance Requirements
Upon completion, Emergency Responders will be able to:
- Perform a scene assessment.
- Use barriers appropriately.
- Perform a patient responsiveness check for adults, children and infants.
- Phone an Emergency Medical Service number at the appropriate time within the CPR and first aid sequence.
- Quickly recognize unresponsiveness and absence of normal breathing to determine when CPR and AED use is appropriate.
- Perform one rescuer, adult, child and infant CPR – chest compressions – at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute, to the appropriate chest depth for the size and age of the patient.
- Minimize the frequency and duration of interruptions to chest compressions to maximize the number of compressions delivered per minute.
- Perform effective chest compressions by allowing the chest to completely recoil after each compression.
- Open and maintain an airway using the head tilt-chin lift or pistol grip technique.
- Provide effective rescue breaths (normal breaths of 1-second duration) that make the patient’s chest rise.
- Perform complete adult, child and infant CPR with chest compressions and rescue breathing at a rate of 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths.
- Explain the importance and timeliness of defibrillation within the CPR protocol.
- Use an AED as per the manufacturer’s instructions on an adult and child patient who has a shockable heart rhythm.
- Demonstrate how to assist a conscious and unconscious choking adult, child and infant.
- Perform all skills in a manner that minimizes risk to the Emergency Responder, patient and bystanders.