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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 4: Adult CPR: Compressions

Before beginning CPR, follow these initial steps:

1. **Check the scene for your safety and prepare to use any personal protective equipment that may be accessible.

2. Check to see if the patient is breathinge. Tap and shout, “Are you okay?” to see if victim is responsive. If unresponsive, continue with steps below.

  • Occasional gasps, or agonal respirations, are not normal breathing.

3. Activate EMS by calling 9-1-1 or send someone to call 9-1-1 if available. Get an AED if available.

4. Check the victim’s pulse Don’t take more than 10 seconds to check for the pulse. Begin CPR if you cannot locate or are unsure of a pulse.

  • For an adult and child check the carotid artery located in the neck. For an infant’s pulse check the brachial artery, which is located on the inside of the upper arm.

Video Demonstration

Compressions

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