CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers: Handbook

Author: American Red Cross
Publisher: STAYWELL/KRAMES
Keywords: care, providers, handbook, health, rescuers, aed, professional, cpr
Number of Pages: 41
Published: 2011-03-15
ISBN-10: 1584804947
ISBN-13: 9781584804949

Book Description:

This CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Handbook is part of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers program. By itself, it does not constitute complete and comprehensive training. Visit redcross.org to learn more about this program.

The emergency care procedures outlined in this book refl ect the standard of knowledge and accepted emergency practices in the United States at the time this book was published. It is the reader’s responsibility to stay informed of changes in emergency care procedures.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1: THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER

The Duty to Respond ________________________________________2

Preventing the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens __________3

Taking Action _________________________________________________5

Recovery Positions ___________________________________________9

Summoning More Advanced Medical Personnel __________9

Moving a Victim ______________________________________________10

Breathing Emergencies _____________________________________10

Giving Ventilations ___________________________________________12

Airway Obstruction __________________________________________12

Cardiac Emergencies _______________________________________13

Cardiac Arrest _______________________________________________15

CPR __________________________________________________________15

AEDs _________________________________________________________17

SECTION 2: SKILL SHEETS

Removing Disposable Gloves ______________________________21

Primary Assessment—Adult ________________________________22

Primary Assessment—Child and Infant ____________________24

Recovery Positions __________________________________________26

Giving Ventilations ___________________________________________27

Giving Ventilations Using a Bag-Valve-Mask

Resuscitator—Two Rescuers ________________________________28

Conscious Choking—Adult and Child ______________________30

Conscious Choking—Infant _________________________________32

Unconscious Choking ______________________________________34

CPR __________________________________________________________36

Two-Rescuer CPR __________________________________________38

Using an AED _______________________________________________40


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