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CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers

The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers course is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. This program is offered in both traditional instructor-led and blended learning delivery types.

Learning Objectives

 ▪ Identify the responsibilities and characteristics of professional rescuers

▪ List the series of events that occur when the emergency medical services (EMS) system is activated

▪ Understand how legal considerations affect professional rescuers

▪ Recognize a life-threatening injury or illness

▪ Demonstrate how to perform a primary assessment

▪ Determine when it is appropriate to call for more advanced medical personnel

▪ Describe instances in which a victim should be moved

▪ Recognize and care for a breathing emergency

▪ Demonstrate how to give ventilations using a resuscitation mask (adult/child and infant)

▪ Demonstrate how to use a bag-valve-mask resuscitator (BVM) with two rescuers

▪ Demonstrate how to care for an obstructed airway (adult/child and infant)

▪ Identify special situations that may arise when performing CPR
▪ Describe the role and importance of early CPR in cardiac arrest
▪ Demonstrate how to perform CPR (adult/child and infant)
▪ Demonstrate how to perform two-rescuer CPR (adult/child and infant)
▪ Describe what defibrillation is and how it works 
▪ Describe the role and importance of early defibrillation in cardiac arrest
▪ List the general steps for using an automated external defibrillator (AED)
▪ Identify precautions for using an AED.
▪ Demonstrate how to use an AED (adult, child or infant)
▪ Describe the differences in using an AED (adult, child and infant) when CPR is in progress
▪ Decide what care to provide for breathing and cardiac emergencies

▪ List the links of the Cardiac Chain of Survival

▪ Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack

▪ Identify how to care for a heart attack