How to Learn CPR

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CPR is used all over the world as first aid for a person who has stopped breathing. The whole point is to make sure the patient receives life-giving oxygen until they can get hospital treatment.

Learning how to perform CPR in Australia, is best done through an accredited registered training organisation.

This way you can gain complete confidence in your knowledge and technique. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure that can be the difference between life and death.

Why You Should Learn CPR?

CPR saves lives. It is a game-changer, used all over the world as first aid for a person who has stopped breathing.

The whole point of CPR is to make sure the patient receives life-giving oxygen until they can get hospital treatment.

The more common instances where a person can be oxygen-deprived, include near drowning, suspected heart attacks, and drug overdoses.

Not every case has to be a tragedy. CPR can buy time in these emergency situations, until medical professionals arrive.

In the case of sudden cardiac arrest, CPR is critically important. Cardiac arrest can occur anywhere, often in places ill-equipped for such an emergency. And the first 5 minutes of an episode are the most critical.

With prompt, appropriate medical care, a person can survive a cardiac arrest. If you have proper training, providing CPR is vital.

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Where to Learn CPR?

Learning CPR at Australia Wide First Aid is a sure way to gain accredited CPR certification.

The company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #31961) and has been responsible for training well over a million Australian first aiders.

At Australia Wide First Aid, you would be learning CPR from a VET-approved first aid trainer who has passed stringent requirements and who also has front-line support experience in healthcare.

The CPR course itself has two modules, the first being e-Learning to cover the theory aspects of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Accompanying this online first aid course is a comprehensive First Aid manual in eBook form.

Following this, you would attend the hands-on part of your course. Theory meets practical in this session and your trainer will guide you through the proper CPR techniques and the use of an AED — automated external defibrillator.

As with many activities, there are occasions that are not so straight-forward, where uncertainty can enter. This is where you’ll benefit from your trainer’s field experience.

And the real-world advice you’ll hear from your trainer’s lifesaving experience is something you can’t get from your First Aid manual.

Can I Learn CPR at Home?

It’s possible to learn CPR in your own home. To make this happen, organise a group first aid course by gathering together some friends and family members.

Australia Wide First Aid conducts group first aid courses regularly. Businesses needing first aid training for their staff enjoy this particular option. These first aid courses can even be tailored to suit the health and safety concerns of the site hosting them.

Enrolling in a CPR course with Australia Wide First Aid is simple and inexpensive.

Certainly, there’s no place in a medical emergency for hesitation. With proper training in CPR, you’ll be able to make a difference when it counts.

More information about CPR courses at Australia Wide First Aid.

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