Adult CPR

Purpose
Train lay responders to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults.

Prerequisites
None

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how to recognize and respond to an emergency.
  • Describe the purpose of the Good Samaritan Laws.
  • Identify the difference between consent and implied consent.
  • Describe the three emergency action steps.
  • Explain when and how to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
  • Explain when and how to move a person from a dangerous scene.
  • Identify how to minimize the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
  • Demonstrate how to minimize the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
  • Demonstrate how to check an unconscious person for life-threatening and nonlife-threatening conditions.
  • Explain how to check a conscious person for life-threatening and nonlife-threatening conditions.
  • Identify the signals of shock and describe how to minimize its effects.
  • Describe how to prioritize care for injuries and sudden illnesses.
  • Recognize the signals of a breathing emergency.
  • Demonstrate how to care for a person who is choking.
  • Demonstrate how to recognize and care for a person who is not breathing.
  • Recognize the signals of a cardiac emergency.
  • Identify the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
  • Describe how to care for a heart attack.
  • Demonstrate how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Identify prevention strategies to decrease the risk of breathing emergencies.


Length
Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes

Instructor
A currently authorized American Red Cross Lay Responder First Aid and CPR/AED, Emergency Response, Lifeguarding or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer program instructor.

Certification Requirement

  • Attend and participate in all course sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills listed on the skills checklist.
  • Participate in all skills sessions.
  • Pass each section of the written exam with a score of 80 percent or better.


Certificate Issued and Validity Period
CPR—Adult: 1 year

Participant Products/Materials

  • First Aid/CPR/AED for the Workplace Participant’s Workbook (StayWell Stock No. 656694)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community Participant’s Manual (StayWell Stock No. 652145)
  • Adult CPR/AED Skills Card (StayWell Stock No. 656691)