This two-day (16 hour) course, accredited by the American Heart Association, is for the first-time certification or renewal post cert-expiration. In this course, you will enhance your skills in treating arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. The course includes 4 hours of independent online pre-course work and 12 hours of class time. Online component is a mandatory prerequisite for live class participation. Day one is eight hours and day two is four hours and includes lecture, skills practice, and assessment in a classroom environment.
After completing this course, participants will be able to perform each of the following skills:
- Recall and demonstrate the basic steps of CPR for adults.
- Perform rescue breathing and ventilation with a bag mask.
- Explain the importance of early defibrillation.
- List the steps common to the operation of all external defibrillators.
- Demonstrate the proper placement of the defibrillator pads.
- Recognize and initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
- Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care.
- Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
- Recognize other life-threatening clinical situations, such as stroke, and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death.
- Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
For more information, price, and registration instructions, please send an email to CPRAdmin1@BaptistHealth.net