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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.

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Chapter 7: Child CPR

Usually a child’s heart stops because of a breathing emergency. For this reason, giving breaths with compressions is very important for children.

When responding to a child in a CPR emergency follow the same steps for compressions, airway and breathing as detailed for adults. Listed below are the EXCEPTIONS for child CPR.

  1. Perform CPR First (for children and infants) – Call 9-1-1 AFTER you have given 5 sets of 30 compressions and 2 breaths.
  2. Compressions: Place the heel of one hand in the center of the chest, between the nipples. You may not need to use the second hand, unless needed for proper compression. As in adult CPR, compress / push down hard and fast at least 2 inches deep, at a rate of at least 100 to 120 compressions per minute.  online-cpr-first-aid-child
  3.  Airway and breaths techniques are the same as for an adult.

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Chapter 12: Coronavirus CPR Guidelines

With the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, and the probability of an increase in cardiac arrests, interim 2020 AHA guidelines for CPR were released in April.

Many healthcare providers work close to patients who may be suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. They also have the highest risk profession for contracting the disease. These modifications were made in an effort to:

  • Limit the personnel attending to a patient,
  • reduce provider exposure, and
  • to encourage bystander CPR with an emphasis on providing at least hands-only chest compressions.
Healthcare Provider Adult CPR Update
  • Put on PPE before stepping on the scene
  • Begin cycles of 30 compressions and 2 rescue breaths.
  • Use a bag-mask device with a tight seal and filter when giving rescue breaths OR provide continuous chest compressions with passive oxygenation using a medical/protective mask.
  • Use mechanical CPR devices for patients who meet the height/weight requirements to lower aerosolization risk.
Chest Compressions for Adults:
  • Perform at least hands-only CPR after a cardiac arrest event has been identified
  • face mask or a cloth that covers the mouth and nose of the healthcare provider and/or victim may reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to a non-household bystander
Chest Compressions for Children:
  • Perform chest compressions and consider mouth-to-mouth ventilation
  • face mask or cloth that covers the mouth and nose of the healthcare provider and/or victim may reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to a non-household bystander.
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