First Aid: CPR (Compression-only)
Emergencies requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can and do occur without warning. It is important that you know the basic emergency techniques for recognizing and treating failures of the respiratory system and heart. This course will focus on the application of compression-only CPR. This technique is recommended in specific situations but should not be viewed as a replacement for traditional CPR that includes the application of rescue breaths in addition to chest compressions. Untrained lay responders should provide compression-only (hands-only) CPR, with or without the guidance of a 911 dispatcher, for adult victims of cardiac arrest. The responder should continue compression-only CPR until the arrival of an AED or responders with additional training. All lay responders should, at a minimum, provide chest compressions for victims of cardiac arrest. In addition, if the lay responder is trained and able to perform rescue breaths, he or she should add rescue breaths in a ratio of 30 compressions to 2 breaths.
In this course, you will cover basic life support techniques used to perform compressions and basic life support techniques used to restore and maintain circulation.
Note: This training should not be used as the primary basis for any CPR certification. It is intended to provide the learner with knowledge-based training only. This training should be accompanied by a performance-based component provided by a certified CPR instructor. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.
First Aid: Compression-only CPR
- identify how to approach the victim at an emergency scene
- identify the proper compression-only CPR technique