CPR level A course is first aid for adults. In general, this is the basic level required for cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and proper use of an automated defibrillator. In addition, students will learn to activate emergency medical services, assist a person whose heart has stopped beating or a choking and recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Close look on a CPR level A course
Overall, employers send their employees to a level A cardiopulmonary resuscitation course to be able to respond to medical emergencies in the workplace.
Generally, the CPR level A course teaches important information in dealing with emergencies and last for about 4-6 hours. CPR level A course teaches emergency situations from illnesses to injuries. In addition, it is perfect for people who want to help other people especially family members, friends and neighbors. Furthermore, this course is also important for a person participating in sports and involved with community groups and people experiencing real-life emergency situations.
- The first aider’s role. The role of the first aider is to help an injured or ill person and keep them safe until health professional arrives.
- First aid C’s: check, call and care. This course provides a structure on how to act in an emergency.
- H.A.IN.E.S. recovery position is a recovery position used if the victim becomes unconscious and the responder is alone and needs to leave the victim such as calling for help or incapable of maintaining an open and clear airway due to vomit or fluids.
- Assisting with medications. Teaching the student on how to manage and assist with medications. This course also teaches medication management checklist and methods for various routes of medication.
- Proper CPR techniques for adults
- Airway emergencies
- Management of respiratory and cardiac issues such as asthma, hyperventilation, anaphylactic shock and obstructed airway
- Wound care
- Breathing and circulation emergencies such as internal bleeding, external bleeding, stroke, shock, heart attack and angina.
- Soft tissue injuries – burns, chest and abdominal injuries and electrocution
- Bone, joint and muscle injuries – head and facial injuries, spinal injury, immobilization and musculoskeletal injuries
- Head, neck and spine injuries
- Sudden medical issues – fainting, heart attacks, seizures, low blood pressure, strokes and diabetic episodes.
- Environmental illness and injuries – cold-related illness and injury, pressure-related illness or injury and heat-related illness and injuries
Overall, after finishing this course, the student is given AED certification.