First Aid: CPR

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Emergencies requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can and do occur without warning. It is important that you know the basic emergency techniques for recognizing and treating failures of the respiratory system and heart. This course will focus on the three procedures of basic life support: restoring circulation, maintaining an open airway, and restoring breathing. Note: this training should not be used as the primary basis for any CPR certification. It is intended to provide the learner with knowledge-based training only. This training should be accompanied by a performance-based component provided by a certified CPR instructor. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to recall basic life support techniques used to restore and maintain a victim's circulation, recall basic life support techniques to open a victim's airway, and recall basic life support techniques used to restore and maintain breathing. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review; however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • Recognize actions to take when responding to an emergency
  • Identify considerations when performing CPR
  • Identify characteristics of the head-tilt/chin-lift technique
  • Determine the presence or absence of breathing
  • Identify the characteristics of rescue breathing


  • Responding in an Emergency Situation
  • Using the Head-tilt/Chin-lift Technique
  • Restore and Maintain Breathing