For NCAC BSA youth and adults thinking about a medical occupation or lifeguarding
consider this American Red Cross Course

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers

This course teaches professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.


   Responsibilities of professional rescuers
   What happens when the EMS system is activated
   How legal considerations affect professional rescuers
   How to recognize a life-threatening injury or illness
   How to perform a primary assessment
   When it is appropriate to call for more advanced medical personnel
   When should an ill or injured person be moved
   How to recognize and care for breathing emergencies
   How to give ventilations using a resuscitation mask
   How to care for an obstructed airway
   The links of the Cardiac Chain of Survival
   Signs and symptoms of a heart attack
   How to care for a heart attack
   How to perform CPR (one or two rescuers)
   How to use an AED
   What defibrillation is and how it works
   Why early defibrillation is important
   Precautions for using an AED

Course length varies from 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours.

This course can be taught by currently certified CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Lifeguarding and Emergency Medical Response instructors and instructor trainers

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December 14, 2014