Adult CPR & AED - Includes Child & Infant CPR/AED
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According to the American Heart Association, there are seven scenarios in which CPR may be required to save a person’s life. These include:
- Cardiac arrest
- Electric shock
- Severe allergic reactions
- Drug overdoses
Some of these events could happen at any time — and with very little warning. And they could happen to both adults and children. This online course provides AHA-certified training in adult and child CPR as well as the correct use of automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs). With CPRCertified.com, you can receive your adult CPR certification or recertification through our convenient online courses.
What's In This Course?
The modules in this online CPR AED certification course cover the following topics:
- Techniques for rescue breathing and chest compression on adults and children
- Infant and pediatric CPR
- CPR with an Ambu Bag
- Using an AED on adults and children
- Responding to choking incidents in adults, children, and infants
Who Should Take This Course?
This is an in-depth course appropriate for healthcare professionals and those who are likely to use CPR in the course of their daily work, as well as those who work with children and may be called upon to be responsible for their health. This CPR for Adults course may be appropriate for certification or recertification online in the following professions:
- Doctors and physician assistants
- Nurses, nurse practitioners, and nurse assistants
- Paramedics and firefighters
- Physical therapists
- Respiratory therapists
- X-Ray technologists
- Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants
- Personal trainers
- Daycare providers & Babysitters
- Anyone that wants to learn CPR
Why Learn Adult CPR?
Receiving your CPR AED certification online could mean the difference between life and death. Studies have shown time and again that the sooner victims receive CPR, the more likely they are to survive. Health care providers have only a four-minute window — sometimes much less — to prevent brain damage. Emergency response services often cannot get to the scene of an accident that fast.
This is why it is essential for everyone to get certification in CPR, not just health care providers. By receiving your CPR and AED certification online, you might be able to save a life. If a bystander knows how to respond in case of an emergency, the victim is much more likely to get lifesaving care in time to survive.
According to the American Heart Association, up to 200,000 lives — of both adults and children — could have been saved each year if CPR was provided quickly enough to prevent brain damage or death. And just five minutes of AED training and 20 minutes of CPR training is enough to give you the skills you need to provide lifesaving CPR.
Why Learn Child & Infant CPR?
Choking injuries and deaths are surprisingly common among children and babies in the United States. These statistics may surprise you:
- A child dies from choking on food once every five days in the United States.
- Accidental injuries such as drowning and choking are the leading cause of death among US children, and send over 16 million kids to the emergency room each year.
- Approximately 10,000 children per year need emergency room treatment for choking on food alone.
- Over 90% of choking deaths occur in children and babies younger than five years old.
- Approximately 41% of choking deaths in children aged 14 and younger are caused by food; of these, hard candy is the culprit 65% of the time.
A child could swallow a piece of hard candy, a toy, a coin, or another dangerous object at any time—at home, at school, or at a friend’s house. And drowning hazards are everywhere—from a local pond or lake to a family swimming pool or even a bathtub.
CPR for children and infants is different than CPR for adults; this is why it’s essential to receive CPR training for both adults and children. You never know where or when you might be called upon to save a child’s life—and it’s essential to be prepared.
Why Learn to Use an AED?
Approximately 350,000 people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest every year. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart’s regular rhythm is disrupted. It can happen to anyone, at any age and in any state of health.
An Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) is a portable machine that delivers an electric charge to the heart, restarting its natural rhythm. An automatic electric defibrillator is the only way to restore the heart’s rhythm after cardiac arrest. Anyone can operate an AED with the appropriate training—even those with no prior medical background.
With sudden cardiac arrest, time is of the essence. If you call 911, it will take first responders an average of eight to 12 minutes to get to the scene. But for each minute a cardiac arrest victim does not receive defibrillation, the victim’s likelihood of survival falls by 10%.
It’s easy to learn how to use an AED and receive your CPR AED certification online — and these skills might help you save someone’s life. This professional CPR AED online certification course teaches you the basic skills you need to safeguard the lives of both adults and children around you and respond immediately in an emergency.
Last updated by Dr. Mary Williams, RN. DC.
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