- Valid reason, the deposit is non-refundable. However, if the student informs us ahead of time with a valid reason. The class can be rescheduled up to one time. We strongly recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before the start time.
- For a lost or replacement CPR card, there will be a $30.00 fee. We recommend that you secured your card in a safe place.
Evidence Base Practice (EBP) Key issues and major changes in the 2015 Guidelines Update recommendations for HCPs include the following:
• Hence, the crucial links in the out-of-hospital adult Chain of survival are unchanged from 2010, with continued emphasis on the simplified Universal Adult Basic Life Support (BLS) Algorithm.
• The Adult BLS Algorithm has been modified to reflect the fact that rescuers can activate an emergency response (i.e., through the use of a mobile telephone) without leaving the victim’s side.
• Furthermore, it is recommended that communities with people at risk for cardiac arrest implement PAD programs.
• Moreover, recommendations have been strengthened to encourage immediate recognition of unresponsiveness, activation of the emergency response system, and initiation of CPR if the lay rescuer finds an unresponsive victim is not breathing or not breathing normally (i.e., gasping).
• Also, an emphasis has been increased about the rapid identification of potential cardiac arrest by dispatchers, with immediate provision of CPR instructions to the caller (i.e., dispatch-guided CPR).
• Therefore, the recommended sequence for a single rescuer has been confirmed: the single rescuer is to initiate chest compressions before giving rescue breaths (C-A-B rather than A-B-C) to reduce delays to the first compression. The single rescuer should begin CPR with 30 chest compressions followed by two breaths.
• There is continued emphasis on the characteristics of high-quality CPR: compressing the chest at an adequate rate and depth, allowing complete chest recoil after each compression, minimizing interruptions in compressions, and avoiding excessive ventilation.
• Moreover, the recommended chest compression rate is 100 to 120/min (updated from at least 100/min).
• The clarified recommendation for chest compression depth for adults is at least 2 inches (5 cm) but not greater than 2.4 inches (6 cm).
• Bystander-administered naloxone may be considered for suspected life-threatening opioid-associated emergencies.