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Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider

LWT 170

Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider

LWT 170

Course Description

Develops cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) knowledge and skills to the level of a health care provider. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate the concepts and components of CPR for the Health Care Provider.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the correct techniques of CPR for the adult, child, and infant.
  • Demonstrate mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing for the adult, child, and infant.
  • Demonstrate mouth-to-mask rescue breathing for the adult, child, and infant.
  • Demonstrate the complete sequence for 1-rescuer CPR.
  • Demonstrate the complete sequence for 2-rescuer CPR.
  • Demonstrate the proper placement of the AED electrode pads.
  • Demonstrate the correct technique using a bag-valve-mask.
  • Demonstrate the complete sequence for 2-rescuer infant CPR.
  • Demonstrate how to relieve choking in the responsive and unresponsive victim over 1 year of age.
  • Demonstrate how to relieve choking in the responsive and unresponsive infant.

Describe and explain the concepts and components of CPR for the Health Care Provider.

Objectives:

  • Name the links in the AHA pediatric Chain of Survival and state the importance of each link.
  • Explain why no one should touch the victim while the AED is analyzing the heart rhythm or delivering a shock to the victim.
  • Describe the proper actions to take when the AED gives a "no shock indicated" or "no shock advised" message.
  • Explain the importance of early defibrillation.
  • List the steps common to the operation of all AEDs.
  • Name the links in the AHA adult Chain of Survival and state the importance of each link.
  • Describe four life-threatening emergencies.
  • Identify when to start CPR on a victim.
  • Recall the differences between adult and child CPR.