Senior Transportation

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Basic Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

This course provides training and certification for Adult CPR for the non-professional.  The course includes:

  • Checking the scene and summoning emergency assistance,
  • Recognize breathing and cardiac emergencies that call for CPR,
  • Perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies,
  • Learn the signals of Heart Attack,
  • Learn the "Cardiac Chain of Survival", and
  • Avoid bloodborne pathogen exposure (that is, protecting yourself and the patient)

This course also includes Infant and Child CPR which is designed for anyone who cares for children.    Participants will be provided with take-home information on injury prevention and will learn how to:

  • Use the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system effectively,
  • Recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants and children under 8 years old,
  • Develop and emergency action plan, and
  • Prevent and reduce hazards in the home and play areas.

This course includes both modules (Adult and  Infant/Child CPR).  The course combines a new video, life demonstrations, hands-on practice,  discussion, and lecture by a professional instructor to engage every learning style.  Through this course you will know how to safely and effectively provide CPR to anyone in need of this life-saving procedure.

Professional Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

This course is the "next step" from the "Basic" course listed above.  It is specifically designed for those persons who are professional rescuers; that is, those who serve with Emergency Medical Services, volunteer and paid Fire Fighters, Police, etc.

This course is not only required to serve in professional rescue services, but it is important because today's professional rescuers face a host of emerging issues and challenges, such as infectious diseases, medical waste, and response to terrorist attacks.  Such challenges and threats to personal health and safety must be met with increased levels of education and training.  This evolution is indicative of the increasingly important role professional rescuers play in our communities.

This course focuses on elevating the skills and knowledge of professional rescuers so that they may be prepared for the many emerging challenges they may face when responding to an emergency.  A special emphasis has been placed on the growing availability of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and their expanding role in saving lives.

According to the American Heart Association, Each year, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes about 220,000 Americans.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation are the most critical factors in determining survival of SCA.  Published studies indicate that survival from ventricular fibrillation can exceed 70 percent if defibrillation is administered within the first few minutes of SCA. The broad deployment of AEDs among trained rescuers will help save more lives at offices, shopping malls, stadiums, and other places where large groups of people gather.  Public access proponents estimate that the broad deployment of AEDs among trained rescuers could prevent an estimated 45,000 to 50,000 unnecessary deaths each year in the United States.

Professional rescuers who have the knowledge and skills to perform CPR and to use an AED can save more lives.1

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1   Parts of the above "Professional CPR" section relating to Heart Disease were from the American Heart Association's, 2001 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update. Dallas, Texas:  American Heart Association, 2000.   AND most of the section was taken from Preface in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, San Bruno, CA:  The American Red Cross, p. v

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