CPR guideline changes

In October 2010, guidelines for CPR were changed.   It’s now C-A-B, circulation, airway, breathing.

This does not mean your prior training is out of date, it just means that the latest research shows the new guidelines may be more effective in helping patients.

Contact me to sign up for a refresher today.  If it’s been more than 2 years since your last CPR course, you’re overdue!

Emergency First Response (CPR/First Aid)

Emergency First Response (EFR) consists of Primary Care(CPR) and Secondary Care(First Aid). CPR(cardiopulmonary resuscitation) covers life-threatening situations starting with the C-A-B’s, circulation, airway and breathing   [2010 Guidelines] including defibrillation, shock management, spinal injury management and serious bleeding management.    First Aid is used for non-life threatening injuries when EMS is delayed or unavailable.

The Emergency First Response course is open to anyone of any age with an interest in helping others.

Primary Care(CPR) training includes:

  • Scene Assessment
  • Barrier Use(pocket mask & gloves)
  • Primary Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Serious bleeding management
  • Shock management
  • Spinal injury management
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training
  • Assisting a conscious choking adult
  • Emergency Oxygen

Secondary Care (first aid) training includes:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for dislocations and fractures

With the self-study materials, we can spend most of the class time actually doing the skills, which is the best way to learn CPR and First Aid. In many cases, with self-study, the course can be done in about 4-5 hours. Emergency First Response courses can be customized if you need a certain number of contact hours.

Course materials (manual, DVD, pocket mask and gloves) are included.