CPR and AED Training in Boston

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR is a procedure that combines chest compressions and ventilations to a victim who is unresponsive, atonally gasping, or does not have a heartbeat. By working to preserve brain function, this lifesaving technique has been shown to exponentially raise the chance of survival by two or three times. CPR I easy to learn, is one of the most important skills that anyone can learn and can be taught to anyone from 6 years to 99 years old.

CPR of America is proud to offer Boston with American Heart Association CPR and AED training. Our staff consists of current or former EMT, Nurses, and Paramedics who are passionate about teaching other to save a life. The most important part of CPR is high quality chest compressions at a rate of 100-120 chest compressions per minute and at a depth of 2-2.4 inches. Chest compressions ensures that blood keeps pumping in the heart and eventually to the whole body. Giving two breaths using mouth to mouth breaths or a pocket mask ensures that oxygen can travel into the lungs of the victim.

Another critical skill to learn is the use of an Automated External Defibrillator or AED. An AED is a compact device that can detect an irregular heartbeat and will provide an electric shock which can potentially reverse these heartbeats. In the course the instructor will explain the steps to operating an AED. The first step is the turn the AED on, put the AED pads on the victim, plug the AED cord into the defibrillator, stand clear, and then deliver a shock. These ingenious devices are easy to operate because they are designed for a lay rescuer.

In our CPR and AED course we also review the importance of the heimlich maneuver to relive an airway obstruction in an adult, child, or infant. By providing abdominal thrusts to a victim, we can potentially expel the object out of the victim. If the victim becomes unresponsive then make sure that that he/she is laying on a firm flat surface and start with the thirty compressions. The modification we want to incorporate is each time we deliver breath we want to look for the obstructing object. We never want to perform a blind figure sweep, but if the object is clearly protruding out of the mouth we can take it out.

CPR of America is one of the largest CPR training facilities in Boston, we teach thousands of students each year! To get more information about an upcoming Boston CPR class call us at  781-854-8015 . We guaranteed the lowest prices for all our CPR training.