Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving process that students can learn in CPR or basic life support (BLS) classes. These classes prepare individuals and aspiring emergency medical technicians to deliver timed compressions to a person’s chest cavity when that person is in cardiac arrest.
One of the first things that you learn in a CPR or basic life support (BLS) class is the importance of this life-saving process. CPR doesn’t restart a heart during cardiac arrest, but it can keep a person’s blood flowing throughout his or her body until emergency medical assistance arrives. Learning this technique can also be a part of paramedic, firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) training.

CPR for Adults

CPR training for adults will show you how to position a person to perform chest compressions, and you’ll learn the exact process for properly administering the technique, including the amount of time you have to perform rescue measures. In addition to learning how to administer CPR, you’ll learn whether or not you should. The AHA teaches that before beginning CPR, you should first check to see if the person is conscious or unconscious. You’ll be taught how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to deliver a shock to a patient before beginning CPR as well.

CPR for Children

The CPR administration process has to be modified somewhat for children (ages 1-8). In CPR classes, you’ll learn the variations in chest compressions and AED use. There may also be differences in the amount of time you have to administer these techniques You can likely take CPR courses at your local community college or through a department of public health near you. Community-based courses follow standards set by the American Heart Association (AHA). These courses lead to a CPR certification, which lasts two years in most cases.




“You have worked with us, as a C.P.R. instructor from May 21 2017 to date. You have several strengths to offer to our interdisciplinary Home Health Care and Hospice at Home Team. You are, responsible, efficient, enthusiastic, and a kindhearted individual. While working here, you have distinguished yourself as an outstanding instructor. You constantly provide instruction in a safe and professional manner to our Doctors, Nurses and Para professional staff. You have developed and maintained professional relationships with your co-workers and have an admirable attendance record.

To put it briefly, I hereby highly recommend you for any position as well us all positions involving but no limited to CPR instruction.”

Michael G Kearney , Kearney Home Care Services

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