Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation class is a training program designed to teach individuals how to perform CPR—a life-saving technique used in emergencies when someone's heartbeat or breathing has stopped. CPR involves chest compressions and rescue breaths to maintain blood circulation and oxygenation until professional medical help arrives.
CPR classes typically cover the following aspects:
Recognition of Emergency Situations: Understanding when CPR is necessary and identifying signs of cardiac arrest or respiratory failure.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Techniques: Learning the proper technique for chest compressions, which involves pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest to help circulate blood.
Rescue Breaths: Teaching how to give rescue breaths to provide oxygen to the person's lungs.
Use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs): Some CPR classes also include training on how to use AEDs, which are devices that can deliver an electric shock to restore a normal heart rhythm.
First Aid Basics: In addition to CPR, some classes cover basic first aid skills, such as how to control bleeding, treat burns, and assist with other common emergencies.
The goal is to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to respond effectively in emergency situations and potentially save lives.