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Online CPR/AED Course

Our CPR/AED courses include Adult, Child and Infant techniques. Additionally, our CPR certification course includes training on the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years.

Chapter 3: C-A-B

With the Compressions – Airway – Breathing (C-A-B) method a victim receives compressions faster, and provides for quicker critical blood flow to vital organs.

The sequence of steps for conducting CPR using the C-A-B method (detailed further in following chapters)

Video Demonstration

Hands-Only CPR

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  1. “C” for Compressions
    • Rate of compressions: You should give at least 100 to 120 compressions
      per minute
      in cycles (or sets) of 30 compressions and 2 breaths (30:2).
    • Depth of compressions: detailed in following chapters for adult, child and infant.
    • Chest recoil is vital after each compression.
  2. “A” for Airway
    • Open the airway with the head-tilt chin-lift motion.
  3. “B” for Breathing
    • 2 rescue breaths

2020 Interim Guidance for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients:

In these times when everyone is being affected by the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), many lay responders/community rescuers are unlikely to have access to adequate PPE. They are also at an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 during CPR, which might make individuals hesitant to act in times of cardiac emergencies.

However, lay rescuers of family members are likely to have already been exposed to COVID-19. Below are the primary interim changes to CPR during COVID-19 times.

PPE should be put on before conducting CPR.

For Adults:

  • Perform at least hands-only CPR after a cardiac arrest event has been identified
  • A face mask or a cloth that covers the mouth and nose of the rescuer and/or victim may reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to a non-household bystander

For Chi