This course is suitable for persons who have limited or no medical training but need to learn CPR and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) or require being CPR trained (including AED use) for their work environment. Participants who successfully complete the course of this course will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) certificate which is valid for two years. Succesfull completion would allow candidates to earn a total of 2500 Discovery Vitality Points.
Completion of this course will provide you with the necessary skills to aid adults, children and infants who are choking, are in respiratory arrest (have stopped breathing) or in cardiac arrest (heart has stopped beating). The course includes the use of an AED – an automatic machine that delivers shocks to the heart in persons in cardiac arrest. Recognising signs of a heart attack and stroke are covered during the course. A section on “healthy heart living” is included in the course highlighting ways to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults.
Participants will be provided with a course manual and guided through the course by a qualified CPR instructor and video based demonstrations.
Course duration: 4 hours (half day)
This course can be presented at a FECC campus or at a site mutually acceptable to parties. The course can be tailored to meet specific requirements of participants as well as accommodate existing skills and literacy levels.