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CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid

Whether you are diving a few hours from shore or days from civilization, dive accidents frequently require more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs. CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid(CPR HCP) teaches advanced techniques of basic life support.Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death worldwide. As our population ages, the incidence of these diseases will increase, as will the likelihood of needing to manage a cardiovascular event in both your diving and nondiving activities. This course will help prepare you to handle these events as well as other life-threatening incidents.This course will teach you team care CPR and first -aid skills including one- and two-person CPR for adults, children and infants as well as pulse checks. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and respiratory arrest and proper methods of shock and wound management. This course meets the current guide-lines issued by the International Liaison Council on Resuscitation, the American Heart Association and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

You will learn about:
  • Health-Care provider level basic life support
  • First aid assessments
  • Upper Airway Suctioning

You will develop the following skills:
  • Scene safety assessment
  • Initial assessments & positioning for care
  • One- and two-person CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Obstructed airway management
  • Suctioning
  • Wound management, bandage and splint application
  • Shock management

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