Project Description

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CPR and AED is a combined CPR and AED program designed specifically for laypeople. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is based upon the 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) and other evidence-based treatment recommendations.

Course topics

  • Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Early Defibrillation
  • Chain of Survival
  • Chain of Survival for Children
  • CPR and AED Provider—Legal Considerations
  • Recognizing an Emergency
  • Deciding to Help
  • Personal Safety
  • Disease Transmission
  • Universal Precautions
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Basic CPR—Chest Compressions
  • Basic CPR—Rescue Breaths
  • Basic CPR—Primary Assessment
  • Unresponsive and Breathing—Recovery Position
  • Unresponsive and Not Breathing—CPR
  • Basic AED Operation
  • AEDs and Children
  • AEDs—Troubleshooting
  • Choking
  • Emotional Considerations

Intended Audience

Individuals who do not work in the healthcare field but are occupationally required to, or desire to, have CPR knowledge and skills, such as:

  • Emergency response teams in business and industry
  • School bus drivers
  • Adult residential care personnel
  • Child care workers
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Babysitters