CPR or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation is a technique that manually pumps the heart muscle when the heart has ceased pumping on its own (also know as cardiac arrest). CPR training teaches this technique.
The class is the first 5 hours of the day in first aid training. Nurses, doctors, registered massage therapists, chiropractors, and physiotherapists must take this course every year.
AED’s or Automated External Defibrillators are becoming common in public settings. They are a completely automated way of restarting the heart with a shock.
You can be taught to use an AED in a few hours. The course is mainly hands-on with theory components and a test at the end.
Effective CPR will triple the chances of survival. An AED will increase your chances even more. For healthcare workers, the training is mandatory.
You will learn to use triangular bandages to control deadly bleeding and hands-on techniques for clearing obstructed airways, such as the Heimlich Maneuver.
Depending on the level required, skills are taught for infants, children and adults.
This course is designed to provide various levels of CPR training based on participants' background, needs, and interests. A presentation on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator, AED, and certification is also provided with the course where legislation permits.
At the end of the CPR and AED training course you will be proficient in performing CPR on adults, children, and infants.