Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
29 CFR 1910.151
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training or CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training is the shortest and most basic of all medical training
takes less than four hours to learn and it is the most important medical course you can take. CPR is
performed on victims who are not breathing and do not have a pulse. There
is no greater emergency.
CPR has the
effect of getting much-needed oxygen to the brain, where it can keep the nerves of the brain alive long
enough for someone to get the patient's heart beating again.
The average national
response time for “Emergency Rescue” is 5 to 10 minutes but could be as long as 20 minutes. Brain cells start
dying immediately. Irreversible brain damage starts somewhere around 4 minutes. Without immediate CPR the
chances of survival are small. The
question that must be asked is; what kind of life style will that person lead if someone doesn’t
Is your business prepared?
If you or a coworker suffers from a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest, will someone be prepared to step in
and respond? Make your workplace a vital link in the “Chain of Survival.”
Taught by Certified Instructors
Everyone Uses Their Own Manikin
Everyone gets Hands-On-Training
Everyone gets Hands-On-Evaluated
Everyone gets a Certification Card
Everyone gets a CPR Face-shield
All CPR classes are
not created equal. How to choice a good training company, ask questions:
Are you insured?
How many manikins will they bring?
What is the instructor to student
Are you going over Universal Precautions in depth
so we can protect ourselves?
How much hands on time will we get?
If you are doing CPR for children and infants, does
the instructor evaluate everyone for that as well?
Do we just watch a video and take a
Does everyone get a CPR card?
Does everyone in the class get hands-on
Do you do scenario based training for the AED
Do they go over calling 9-1-1?
There should be manikins available
for each student in the CPR class to practice doing chest compressions. You can't get the feel of doing
compressions correctly by just watching a movie. Good instructors see how students learn and adjust to
Don't just get shown how an automated
external defibrillator works, you want everyone in the class to have a chance at using one. Make sure you do
scenario based training, that is when stress comes in and students learn how to deal with it.
Make sure your CPR training covers everything you need. If you're confused in any way, don't
hesitate to ask your instructor to clear it up.