CPR and Basic First Aid for First Responders

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Course Author(s)

Dr. Fabrice Czarnecki

Course Summary

This course covers basic emergency lifesaving care and includes administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), stopping bleeding, using an AED, and addressing choking. This course will show officers the proper way to apply CPR on infants, children, and adults.


Over the years, there have been improvements to the CPR process. Once taught as the A-B-Cs of resuscitation (Airway, Breathing, Compression), CPR now focuses on compressions, with checking and clearing the airway a secondary concern. In the past, checking for a pulse was also part of the sequence. This has been de-emphasized since a pulse can be difficult to detect even for a trained health care provider.

The course covers the following topics in detail:

  • Making the scene safe
  • Adult CPR (Persons older than 8 years)
  • Child CPR (Persons under 8 years)
  • Infant CPR (Younger than 1 year)
  • Two-rescuer CPR
  • Rescue breaths
  • Automated external defibrillator(AED)
  • AED special situations and safety
  • Assisting a choking victim
  • Assisting a choking child
  • Bleeding control

Course Syllabus

  • CPR Training

    • Course Introduction
    • Heart Disease
    • Introduction to Basic Emergency Lifesaving Care
    • Scene Safety
    • One Rescuer CPR on an Adult
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • One Rescuer CPR on a Child
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • One Rescuer CPR on an Infant
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • Two Rescuer CPR on an Adult
    • Two Rescuer CPR on a Child
    • Two Rescuer CPR on an Infant
    • Rescue Breathing
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • Introduction to AED
    • Using the AED
    • Test Your Knowledge
  • Choking and Bleeding Control

    • Choking Introduction
    • Assisting a Choking Adult
    • Assisting a Choking Child
    • Assisting a Choking Infant
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • Introduction to Bleeding Control
    • Bleeding Control
    • Test Your Knowledge
  • Suicide Prevention

    • Module Introduction
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Key Signs and Symptoms
    • Persons Who Are Armed
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • Conclusion
  • First Aid and CPR Final Assessment

    • Course Summary
    • First Aid Assessment