• Provide CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a life saving skill that can be easy if you have learned to Respond Right. The course provides you with the training, skills, and knowledge to make CPR a breeze and is compliant with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. Anyone can learn CPR and everyone should! Sadly, 70% of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home because home is exactly where 88% of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply; The life you save with CPR is most likely to be someone you love.

    WHY LEARN CPR?

    Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time.
    – Nearly 383.000 out of hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home.
    – Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
    – Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack.
    – Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.
    – A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.

    WHO CAN YOU SAVE WITH CPR?


    – The life you save with CPR is most likely to be a loved one.
    – Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home.
    – Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home; a child, a spouse, a parent, or a friend.

    WHY TAKE ACTION?


    – Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.
    – Effective by stander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32% of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a by stander.
    – Sadly, less than 8% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive
    PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

    Prior to attending the course, participants are sent a link to complete mandatory online learning and assessment by reading the Participant Guide and successfully answering; 15 knowledge questions at their own pace. 
    There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state / territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, ARC guidelines, and workplace procedures
    – Conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimize risk
    – Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
    – Assessed airway, breathing, and responsiveness of casualty.

    Perform at least two (2) minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an adult and an infant resuscitation manikin placed on the floor demonstrating the following techniques on each
    – Checking for response and normal breathing
    – Recognizing abnormal breathing
    – Opening and clearing the airway
    – Using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations
    – Acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
    – Following the single-rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
    – Followed the prompts of an AED
    – Provided an accurate verbal report of the incident
    – Responded to at least one simulated resuscitation scenario contextualized to the candidate’s workplace / community setting.

    *The American Heart Association trains more than 12 million people in CPR annually, to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform by stander CPR.
    **On successful completion of this course, students will receive a recognised Statement of Attainment certificate and certification card.
    ***Please note: It is a requirement for this course that the practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.**

    Extra Information

    This course follows and encompasses the units of competency: 
    Basic Emergency Life Support
    Provide First Aid
    Provide Basic O2 Administration

     
    The Chain of Survival

    Provide CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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