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CPR a Link in the Chain of Survival
3/14/2013
More than 380,000 Americans each year are assessed by EMS for sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique that is used when helping someone who may have had a heart attack or stopped breathing. 
More than 380,000 Americans each year are assessed by EMS for sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique that is used when helping someone who may have had a heart attack or stopped breathing.  The chain of survival involves various participants from bystanders, family members, 911 dispatchers, pre-hospital care givers, hospital staff, to post hospital caregivers. Each person in the chain of events provides a variety of skills and responsibilities that adds to the chain of survival.  A bystander who calls 911 to summon emergency assistance to a person who may have collapsed because of cardiac arrest potentially forms the first link in the Chain of Survival.  The chain begins with the ability to immediately recognize a cardiac arrest and activate emergency response. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone, untrained bystanders, and medical personnel alike, begin CPR.  Successful outcomes of each link of the chain are accomplished because of early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), defibrillation with an AED, advanced life support, and the people who know how to perform these actions. In communities where there is an awareness of early interventions, survival rates increase.  Make sure each staff member in your facility is trained to quickly recognize an emergency and initiate initial CPR efforts. 

Pedagogy Inc. offers an online course CPR for Healthcare Professionals.  Our online basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and automatic external defibrillator course is ideal for individuals training for the first time or for those seeking recertification.

Featuring the latest guidelines in CPR, this course strictly follows the education criteria of the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and OSHA.  This course will provide step-by-step instructions that will allow you to confidently perform rescue attempts on adult, child, or infant victims of cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, or choking. The course curriculum has been designed to engage the user and provide beginner, as well as, advanced CPR knowledge.  After successful course completion the participant may immediately print the “Certificate of Completion” and wallet card.  Click the course title to view details.

Pedagogy also offers a printable poster as a reminder of the life-saving steps of CPR.  CLICK HERE to view the resource and print your copy to post at home and within your facility.

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