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Online CPR/AED and First Aid Combo Course

Our CPR/AED and First Aid combo course includes Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid training. The combo certification is valid for 2 years and includes a free mailed in wallet card.

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Chapter 2: CPR – Assessing The Situation

It is important to always check the scene and ensure your safety first. Remember to stay alert so you are able to identify and assist in an emergency.

2020 Interim Guidance for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients: Put on PPE immediately & limit the personnel around you after you verify that the scene is safe.

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Glove Removal

It is critical to understand that dialing 9-1-1 is one of the most important steps you can take to save another’s life.

1. Your safety is first, so leave the scene if you are at risk.

2. While helping the victim, protect yourself from transmission of possible diseases.

  • Use preventive breathing barriers / personal protective equipment when available.
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PPE includes: Gloves, Goggles (eye protection) Gown, Lab Coat or Apron, Shoe Covers, Face Shields / Masks, and Cap.
3. Use disposable gloves to avoid direct contact with blood / bodily fluids.[View Tip]
4. If you suspect that a victim has suffered a spinal or neck injury, do not move or shake the victim.

When preparing to perform CPR, keep in mind ECC’s Chain of Survival. These are the five crucial steps that should be performed in an emergency

  • Early recognition and activation of EMS
  • Early CPR with an emphasis on compressions
  • Rapid defibrillation
  • Early advanced care
  • Organized post care
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