On-Site Medical Care

CPR

What is CPR?

CPR, or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. For example, when someone has a heart attack or nearly drowns. Keeping the blood flow active – even partially – extends the opportunity for a successful resuscitation once trained medical staff arrive on site.

Performing CPR

If you’re afraid to do CPR or unsure how to perform CPR correctly, know that it is always better to try than to do nothing at all. The difference between doing something and doing nothing could be someone’s life.

  • Untrained. If you’re not trained in CPR or worried about giving rescue breaths, then provide hands-only CPR. That means uninterrupted chest compressions of 100 to 120 a minute until paramedics arrive. You don’t need to try rescue breathing.
  • Trained but rusty. If you’ve previously received CPR training but you’re not confident in your abilities, then just do chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 a minute.
  • Trained and ready to go. If you’re well-trained and confident in your ability, check to see if there is a pulse and breathing. If there is no pulse or breathing within 10 seconds, begin chest compressions. Start CPR with 30 chest compressions before giving rescue breaths.

CPR Training

While you don’t have to be certified to perform this life-saving measure, a CPR Certification course can better help you recognize and respond to emergencies at home and in your community. Most bystanders are reluctant to assist cardiac arrest victims as they fear hurting them. The skills and knowledge acquired in CPR certification offer the expertise that prepares you to take up any emergency.

Not only is CPR certification an empowering choice, but it might also be the required choice. Employers, even in non-medical fields, are getting stricter on employee safety and are starting to require certification of this life-saving skill.

On-Site Medical Care offers CPR training through the American Heart Association for groups of up to ten people. The training is approximately six hours long and consists of lectures, videos, and hands-on practice. We cover basic life support, CPR for infants, children, and adults as well as how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

At the end of the training, we conduct a written test and hands-on exam to complete your certification. The certification is good for two years.

We teach the course in both English and Spanish.