CPR Certification Bakersfield
We have American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers, Heartsaver CPR/AED, First Aid, ACLS & PALS training throughout the week, including weekends and evening classes. Whether you need your CPR crtification for work, school, or for your own personal knowledge, please be cautious of any “ONLINE CPR CLASS”.
Some employers or schools will not accept them. The American Heart Association DOES have a blended learning option, where you can take part of the course online, and then do a skills check with an American Heart Association CPR instructor. The purpose of the skills check with the instructor is to verify (on the CPR manikin) that you know how to do compressions and other skills properly. After the online portion, you print out your American Heart Association certificate (this is NOT the CPR card!!) and bring it to the instructor, who can then issue you the actual American Heart Association CPR card. This online portion link goes directly to the AHA’s Website.
Regular Classroom CPR Classes
You receive your AHA card at the end of class.
The cost is $59.00 per person
Healthcare Provider & HeartSaver CPR/AED classes are 3 hours long.
The proper way to do Hands Only CPR
Although basic training in Bakersfield, Ca must be undertaken in order to perform the traditional CPR, individuals who have not received formal training may perform a modern type of the technique, called “hands-only” CPR.
The American Heart Association (AHA), recommends that the compressions-only CPR be used primarily on adults who have suddenly collapsed. This technique requires only a couple of steps in order to save a life. To start off, the rescuer puts in place some steps to call for help from emergency medical personnel, to the location of the incident. Secondly, they begin pushing fast and hard, at the middle part of the chest of the affected individual. In doing so, they force the thorax down around 2 inches, with each press. These thoracic presses should go on without interruption, in a rate of about 100 compressions per minute, for as long as it takes for the Kern County emergency medical team to arrive. Compressions-only CPR which is done on adults who have suddenly collapsed, is just as effective as conventional CPR. The AHA however recommends that the conventional CPR be the only form of CPR applied on infants and young children. When administering conventional CPR, the first step is to ascertain whether the victim is unconscious.
If they are not conscious, the rescuer first calls for help. They then get ready to initiate the CPR procedure. There is a series of steps that may be summed up as the CAB’s of the procedure. C means Compressions; A is for Airway, while B refers to Breathing. So, for those of you who have had the ABC’s, those days are gone, as more focus is now on chest compressions. The rescuer ensures that the airway of the victim is clear by making him lay on his back, then tilting back the head, and finally lifting the chin. After this is done, the rescuer checks for the signs of breathing. If the victim has ceased breathing, the rescuer has to administer resuscitation by mouth-to-mouth. To do this, the rescuer makes the mouth airtight by placing their mouth over the victim’s. At the same time, they pinch the nostrils shut. They then proceed to breathe twice into the air passages of the victim. When this is done, the chest is observed to rise (when inflated) and fall (when deflated). This should be left to happen naturally. This act of artificial respiration should be repeated up to a dozen times per minute.
Focusing on compressing the chest
Immediately after, the rescuer looks for signs of blood circulation, by feeling the carotid artery of the neck for pulse. Should there not be a pulse after around 10 seconds of keen searching, the rescuer should then proceed and deliver compressions to the chest. To do this, they position the heels of the hands, one above the other, on the sternum. The elbows should be interlocked, and the arms straight. The shoulders should also be directly above the victim. This is to enable the rescuer to use his body to perpendicularly apply force on the sternum of the latter.
The thorax is pressed for roughly 4- 5 cm, in a brisk rate, of around 100 times per minute. After every exertion of pressure, the pressure is lessened and then the chest is left to regain its shape completely. However, the hands are not removed from the rib cage.For every 30 compressions, the rescuer pauses and administers a couple of full breaths to the victim, then repeats the process. The process of CPR goes on without interruption, until either the professional medical aid arrives, or the victim spontaneously regains their breathing or circulation yet again. If the victim is a child, or even an infant, the procedure is somewhat modified. The same applies to a victim who has received multiple injuries.
Before the modern CPR procedures were introduced, the attempts at administering first aid to victims of respiratory (or cardiac) arrests were very sporadic and seldom successful. In 1958, a pair of anesthesiologists from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland described a ventilation technique useful for use on emergency basis on victims of the arrests. This method entailed tipping the head of the victim to go back, before pulling the jaw to the front and thereby clearing the air passage into the lungs of the victim. These steps facilitated the successful blowing of air into the lungs of the victim.
The technique, due to Safar, was the origin of the first two letters in the ABCs of CPR. The origin of the third letter was due to an electrical engineer called William B. Kouwenhoven and other colleagues, who were also from Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1960 they proposed the method of the cardiac massage, which is a way of inducing blood circulation for a victim of heart-attack; through the rhythmical pushing upon the sternum. This combination of methods from Kouwenhoven and Safar was turned into the standard method of CPR administration.
A team of researchers, in the mid 1990’s, at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, made findings that suggested that the prolonged compressions of the chest enabled the constant blood circulation for adult victims of cardiac arrests, better than the mainstream CPR techniques. They asserted that the mouth-to-mouth method took too much time. Thus, the result was slowed or even stopped blood circulation, before the resumption of the compressions. In 2008, the AHA adopted the “Compressions-only technique” as the standard CPR method for adult victims.
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