CPR/AED for professional rescuers
Classroom Course with an American Red Cross Instructor
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CPR and AED Course Schedule
CPR/AED for professional rescuers Course Cost
CPR and AED Course Length
Initial training: 6 hours
Blended Learning: 2 hours of eLearning followed by a 4 hour in-person skill session
CPR and AED Certification Period
CPR and AED Course Description
purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers course is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. This program is offered in both traditional instructor-led and blended learning delivery types.
CPR/AED Class Topics:
Identify the responsibilities and characteristics of professional rescuers.
▪ List the series of events that occur when the emergency medical services (EMS) system is activated.
▪ Understand how legal considerations affect professional rescuers.
▪ Recognize a life-threatening injury or illness.
▪ Demonstrate how to perform a primary assessment.
▪ Determine when it is appropriate to call for more advanced medical personnel.
▪ Describe instances in which a victim should be moved.
▪ Recognize and care for a breathing emergency.
▪ Demonstrate how to give ventilations using a resuscitation mask (adult/child and infant).
▪ Demonstrate how to use a bag-valve-mask resuscitator (BVM) with two rescuers.
▪ Demonstrate how to care for an obstructed airway (adult/child and infant).
▪ List the links of the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
▪ Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
▪ Identify how to care for a heart attack.
▪ Identify special situations that may arise when performing CPR.
▪ Describe the role and importance of early CPR in cardiac arrest.
▪ Demonstrate how to perform CPR (adult/child and infant).
▪ Demonstrate how to perform two-rescuer CPR (adult/child and infant).
▪ Describe what defibrillation is and how it works.
▪ Describe the role and importance of early defibrillation in cardiac arrest.
▪ List the general steps for using an automated external defibrillator (AED).
▪ Identify precautions for using an AED.
▪ Demonstrate how to use an AED (adult, child or infant).
▪ Describe the differences in using an AED (adult, child and infant) when CPR is in progress.
▪ Decide what care to provide for breathing and cardiac emergencies.