CPR Requirements for CNAs
In Massachusetts there are 42,000 CNAs. Are you thinking about becoming one of them or are you already a CNA? As a CNA you work with patients to provide them with personal care such as wound care, examining vital signs, and listening to their needs. Their safety is of the upmost importance, that is why it is critical to know how to react in a medical emergency. Providing CPR will momentarily provide oxygen to the brain and lungs until emergency response services arrive.
Not only is CPR a critical skill to learn, but it is also a requirement for the state of Massachusetts. Having an American Heart Association BLS certificate not only ensures that you meet this requirement, it also provides you with the confident to save a life.
In the American Heart Association BLS course we will go over the fundamentals of high quality CPR which include
· High quality Chest compressions for the adult and infant
· Use of an Automated External Defibrillator if a victim is suffering for a cardiac arrest
· How to dislodge an object by using the heimlich maneuver
· Team dynamics and the AHA’s six team roles
· Providing oxygen with a bag mask device