Part 1 is completed online, from anywhere – we sign you up, send you an access link, and you take the online course at your own speed.
Part 2 is the practical classroom training. This is typically a four hour course, and when completed, you’ll be certified (all in one day!).
• Sudden cardiac arrest in infants and children (more common that we would like)
• Cardiopulmonary arrest due to other health issues
• Drowning (this impacts people of all ages)
• Drug overdose
• Prolonged cardiac arrest
When taking a certified course from MySafe:LA, students learn how to perform chest compressions as well as rescue breaths, at a ratio of 30:2. Rescue breaths fill the lungs with air, providing oxygen to the patient’s bloodstream. The oxygenated blood is then pumped manually around the body with the 30 chest compressions that follow.
The effectiveness of hands-only CPR vs. traditional CPR varies based on the age of the patient and the situation. Certified CPR (with breaths and compressions) is recommended in the following circumstances:
Rescue breathing is especially important when treating children and infants. However, if you haven’t taken a certification course, you should still follow the basic hands-only technique until first responders arrive.
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