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CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) classes range from the traditional,
wherein you have to attend classes from anywhere between four to six
hours or online classes that have additional hands-on skill classes. Most
courses teach how to recognize an emergency, caring for conscious and
unconscious choking victims, recognizing signs of a heart attack, rescue
breathing and the basic techniques of adult CPR. Usually this includes an
introduction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
The AED is most commonly found in airports and other public areas for
those trained to use the device.


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CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) classes range from the traditional,
wherein you have to attend classes from anywhere between four to six
hours or online classes that have additional hands-on skill classes. Most
courses teach how to recognize an emergency, caring for conscious and
unconscious choking victims, recognizing signs of a heart attack, rescue
breathing and the basic techniques of adult CPR. Usually this includes an
introduction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
The AED is most commonly found in airports and other public areas for
those trained to use the device.

The Emergency Cardiovascular Programs Department of the American Heart
Association (AHA) offers several courses. The CPR Heartsaver and the AED
course is intended for the general public and teaches the basic
techniques of adult, child and infant CPR, how to use an AED, what
barrier devices are and what to do for choking. The course teaches how to
recognize the signs of four major emergencies: heart attack, stroke,
cardiac arrest and foreign-body airway obstruction. It also teaches ways
to prevent many childhood emergencies.

 The AHA’s BLS (Basic Life Support) Healthcare Provider includes adult
and pediatric CPR, mouth to mask techniques, bag valve mask use, foreign-
body airway obstruction and two-rescuer CPR. The Heartsaver First Aid
course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult
emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical
services personnel arrive. It also trains the lay rescuer or non-
healthcare professional the proper techniques of emergency response and
basic first aid. The management of common medical emergencies (diabetes,
environmental, seizure, allergic reactions) and traumatic injuries
(shock, burns, bleeding, fractures) are covered.
Several universities conduct weekend courses covering information about
adult CPR and first aid. For those who have taken the courses, re-
certification classes are also available. Ideally, you should check that
classes are Nationally Recognized U.S. Govt. approved, and compliant with
organizations like the American Red Cross and the American Heart
Association ECC Guidelines.

				
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