In a situation where the heart of an individual suddenly stops beating, the ability to recognise the emergency and provide appropriate response can increase the victim’s chance of survival. Correct administration of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one such form of response that can make a big difference.
This procedure involves chest compression and mouth-to-mouth breathing to move blood to the heart and oxygen flowing to the lungs. Prompt CPR is a critical life-support measure that functions as a holding action until trained rescuers arrive and can provide advanced medical care.
This course teaches basic life support, specifically that of correct CPR administration. It is targeted to make participants capable of recognising emergency situations and make quick decisions to get involved by providing life-saving CPR. It is also meant to enable participants know when to call for advanced medical care.
The course provides a clear definition of CPR and discusses when and how it is used and the benefits it can deliver. It also touches on the basics of bodily systems to let participants know how blood and oxygen circulate throughout the body. Additionally, it provides comprehensive information about certain diseases and what precautionary measures can be taken to avoid them while administering CPR.
The most important sections of this course are focused on teaching participants the proper administration of CPR. That includes instructions for performing CPR on infants, children and adults; using AED and other life-saving devices; and executing the Heimlich manoeuvre. Precautions and potential complications of CPR administration, along with different techniques that can be used to optimise the efficacy of this emergency procedure, are also thoroughly covered in the course.
Access the course from any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. You also need an updated browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 11.
Important points are spread throughout the course. A pen and paper will come in handy in such situation, so you can jot down the things you need to remember.
To participate in the online aspects of the course, you need to have access to a stable Internet connection.