It is very important for allied health professionals to be familiar with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event of an emergency. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), when an individual suffers an out-of-hospital heart attack and their survival depends greatly on receiving immediate CPR from a bystander, less than one-third of those individuals receive the help they need. Most bystanders are untrained in CPR and are afraid of doing something wrong.
At Arizona College, we offer CPR courses every Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm. Students can sign up for CPR courses through the front desk and attend on a first-come, first-served basis.
This CPR course will teach students to recognize the signs of cardiac arrest and help them determine if someone needs CPR or rescue breaths, or needs to be placed in a recovery position to protect their airway. Students will learn about performing CPR on adults, children, and infants, and are then required to perform hands-on CPR and rescue breathing on a CPR manikin at a pace of 30 compressions and two breaths.
In order to obtain a CPR card and pin, both the hands-on portion and written exam (20 questions) must receive a score of 70% or better. Arizona College alumni can renew their CPR cards and pins by attending a CPR class, no appointment needed.
For more information, contact Arizona College.