Basic Life Support | BLS Algorithm – Atlanta CPR Everyday
BLS Algorithm atlanta cpr
The simplified universal adult BLS algorithm has been created (Figure 2).
• Refinements have been made to recommendations for immediate recognition and activation of the emergency response system based on signs of unresponsiveness, as well as initiation of CPR if the victim is unresponsive with no breathing or no normal breathing (ie, victim is only gasping).
• “Look, listen, and feel for breathing” has been removed from the algorithm.
• Continued emphasis has been placed on high-quality CPR (with chest compressions of adequate rate and depth, allowing complete chest recoil after each compression, minimizing interruptions in compressions, and avoiding excessive ventilation).
• There has been a change in the recommended sequence for the lone rescuer to initiate chest compressions before giving rescue breaths (C-A-B rather than A-B-C). The lone rescuer should begin CPR with 30 compressions rather than 2 ventilations to reduce delay to first compression.
• Compression rate should be at least 100/min (rather than “approximately” 100/min).
• Compression depth for adults has been changed from the range of 11?2 to 2 inches to at least 2 inches (5 cm).
The Heartsaver ® First Aid CPR AED course provides first responders with training in basic first aid and CPR AED procedures — including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA — in a format that can be delivered in a single day. The course covers:
- First Aid Basics
- Medical Emergencies
- Injury Emergencies
- Environmental Emergencies
- Adult CPR AED
- Adult Choking
- Child CPR AED
- Infant CPR
- Child and Infant Choking
AHA ECC Adult Chain of Survival CPR
Chain of Survival atlanta cpr
AHA ECC Adult Chain of Survival
The links in the new AHA ECC Adult Chain of Survival are as follows:
1. Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system
2. Early CPR with an emphasis on chest compressions
3. Rapid defibrillation
4. Effective advanced life support
5. Integrated post–cardiac arrest care
Heartsaver ® Bloodborne Pathogens
The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.
Heartsaver ® Bloodborne Pathogen uses the PACT acronym and slogan to help students learn and retain what to do when there is danger of or has been exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace:
• Protect yourself from exposure
• Act when exposed
• Clean yourself and the area involved
• Tell or report any exposure
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogen is intended for workers in the commercial market who must receive training per OSHA Standard 1910.1030, and those who work in:
• child care
• state corrections facilities
• tattoo design
• industry and manufacturing
• Fortune 1500 companies
• occupational health
• property management
• health and fitness
Available in both classroom and online versions, the course can be completed in approximately 1 hour, creating an efficient stand-alone course or add-on to first aid or CPR training.
This is the dialogue between CPR Instructors and the students.
Traditional CPR Classroom
1. Q: What time do we leave?
A: Class is for 4 hours.
2. Q: Is that going to be on the test?
3. Q: Why do I need to get recertified?
A: Because you’re a Doctor/Nurse!
4. Q: Do I really need to know all of this?
5. Q: Can you just give me the card?
A: No, you have to earn it!
This is Dialogue at Atlanta CPR
1. Q: Is that It, is it over already?
A: Yes, it’s been 1 hour!
2. Q: That was on the test!
3. Q: I really needed to be recertified!
4. Q: Hey, I learned that online!
5. Q: Did I earn my CPR card?
Clearly, you see which one is better!