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High Performance CPR, Emergencies and First Aid for Lay Responders

This free online course will equip you with the skills required to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies.

Publisher: Arthur Jackson
Did you know that in the event of an injury or accident, the average person saves nearly 90% of the lives at risk and not a medical professional? In an emergency, where seconds can mean the difference between life and death, it is critical to make the right decision and assist those in crisis with proper care until emergency responders arrive. Discover how you can be ready to help save a life by enrolling in this course now.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Students

    2,335
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

We might value security and require everyone to wear seat belts, cross the road properly, and have bandages and medicine at home and work. But do we truly understand how to respond to an emergency where someone’s life is at stake? Do you know what to do when a pot of boiling water causes severe burns or someone trips and falls down the stairs, breaking an arm, leg – or even worse – a neck? This course will take you through the latest guidelines to equip you with the necessary lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills required for the workplace or home. We will start by going over the different aspects of CPR, its origins and its evolution. We will explain how international CPR-related regulations change worldwide and how they evolve in various directions. We will also guide you through different legislative laws that govern lay responder behaviour and response activities. You will also learn how state and local laws enacted in the United States protect lay responders.

In the next section of the course, we will dig into the complexities of crises and the various laws that govern CPR. Next, the problems of emergency circumstances are described. Discover how an emergency involves not only a physical response or physical harm but also a mental injury. Furthermore, you will learn about the various legal aspects of CPR and other legislative measures protecting lay responders. The importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) in preventing cross-contamination is also discussed. We will discuss how people in an emergency treat various types of patients and how you can recognize ventricular fibrillation and dysrhythmias using an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

Finally, we will discuss the importance of educating lay responders in providing first aid to patients. Learn about the process of providing emergency medical care for various diseases and illnesses, and discover the link between first aid and the arrival of an ambulance. We will also break down the steps for putting together a first aid pack for optimal use. Then, we will discuss the subtleties of various illnesses, such as the distinctions between physiological and respiratory choking emergencies. This will include standards for administering first assistance to people suffering from various acute and environmental ailments. Lastly, you will learn about the activities that cause muscle, ligament and tendon soft-tissue damage. We do this to help you understand the causes, symptoms and treatments for various bone and joint injuries. Enrol in this course to discover the most up-to-date skills and practises for providing lay care during times of distress.

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