CPR Courses

Perform CPR Course (HLTAID001)

The nationally recognized course code is HLTAID001 Perform CPR (new national course code as of July 2011, formerly known as HLTCPR201B/A), but it is more commonly known as the CPR Update.  There are no pre-requisites for this course, which means that you don’t need any other course qualification to enroll.  This qualification is valid for one (1) year from the date of issue.

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

The nationally recognized course code is HLTAID001 Perform CPR, but it is more commonly known as the CPR Update. Previous course codes were HLTCPR201A/HLTCPR201B – refer to www.training.gov.au for further information.

There are no pre-requisites for this course, which means that you don’t need any other course qualification to enrol. It costs $55.00 per participant .

A detailed description of the course can be found in the most recent version of the Competency Standard.

The course is a single practical session that is offered as either:

(a) a full course for people unfamiliar with the content, and

(b) a shortened or express format, for people that have learned CPR many times before.

CPR Update Training (HLTAID001)

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This is a nationally accredited course HLTAID001 Perform CPR (course code change of July 2012, formerly known as HLTCPR201B/A).

The course is made up of a single 3.0-hour practical session.

You will learn CPR on infant, child and adult sized manikins.  Note that this course is included in the Level 1 and Level 2 first aid courses.

The skills and knowledge described here relate specifically to performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and do NOT address other aspects of resuscitation, life support or first aid.

EXPRESS Perform CPR (1.5 hour Express)

If you know first aid and complete courses regularly we will assess you, not train you, in our Express version of the Perform CPR course.

This course provides a Statement of Attainment in HLTAID001 Perform CPR, however the course is shortened to save time for those people already familiar with the course content.  The course is 1.5 hour in duration, which saves 1.0 hours compared to the full course delivered to those that have never learned CPR or first aid before.

Proof of previous course is required – and workbook completed in session.

Infant CPR Steps

Notice that these infant CPR steps for victims under 1 year old are nearly identical to adult CPR steps with the following key differences:

Be careful not to tilt the head too far.

If you are alone, perform 5 cycles of CPR (about 2 minutes) then call 000

Cover mouth and nose with your mouth.

Use two fingertips instead of two hands for chest compressions.

1. Check the Scene  – make sure it is safe for you to help.

Don’t become another victim.

2. Check the Victim   – tap and shout to get response.

3. Call for Help   – If no response, tell someone to call 000.

If you are alone, perform 5 cycles of CPR First, then call 000.

Call 000 for any unconscious victim, including an infant that is breathing.

Place two fingertips of one hand in the center of the chest.

C. Circulation   – pump the chest 30 times

Press chest down about 1 1/2 inches at a rate of 100 per minute (16 in 10 seconds).

A. Airway   – tilt head back, lift chin up to open airway.

B. Breathing   – Take a normal breath, cover victim’s mouth and nose with your mouth, and give a breath until the chest rises.

Give a second breath. Take about 1 second per breath.

If chest doesn’t rise, open airway again.

Repeat C-A-B until help arrives or the victim begins breathing. If there are two rescuers, one does the breathing and one does the compressions – CPR steps and ratios remain the same.

Remember to save an infant’s life at any time!

Becoming familiar with these infant CPR instructions will help you in performing CPR correctly. This quick review of skills should not be used as training, but can be a useful refresher.

Adult CPR Steps

These CPR steps are intended for those 12 years and older.

1. Check the Scene  – make sure it is safe for you to help.

Don’t become another victim.

2. Check the Victim   – tap and shout to get response.

3. Call for Help   – call 000, or tell someone to call.

If you are alone with an adult, call first then start CPR if needed.

Call for any unconscious victim, whether they are breathing or not.

C. Circulation   – pump the chest 30 times.

CPR Course

Place the heel of one hand in the center of the chest and your other hand on top of it. Press chest down 2 inches at a rate of 100 per minute (16 compressions in 10 seconds).

A. Airway   – tilt head back, lift chin up to open airway.

B. Breathing   – Pinch nose closed, take a normal breath, cover victim’s mouth with yours and blow out your breath until you see the chest rise. Give a second breath. Take about 1 second per breath. If chest doesn’t rise, open airway again.

Repeat C-A-B until help arrives or the victim begins breathing. If there are two rescuers, one does the breathing and one does the compressions – CPR steps and ratios remain the same.

Just remember  to save a life!

Becoming familiar with these adult CPR instructions will help you in performing CPR on adults using the correct procedures. This is only a quick review of the skills needed and should not be used as training, but can be a useful refresher.

CPR is a simple skill that may help you save someone’s life. It happens every day, but more often the life is lost because bystanders have not been trained in effective adult CPR which includes compressions and breaths.

Pet CPR Steps

1. Check the Scene  – make sure it is safe for you to help.

Don’t become another victim.

Check for Response   – tap and call the pet’s name.

Check for Breathing   – Carefully place your hand in front of his nose and mouth and feel for breath.

Circulation   – The heart is on the left side of the chest cavity behind the elbow of the left front leg. Place one hand under the chest cavity for support. Press down on the heart with the other hand 15 times, compressing the chest 1/2 inch for tiny dogs, 1 inch for small dogs and 1 1/2 inches for larger ones. Small pets like rodents, use your thumb and forefinger to compress the chest. Pump 80-120 beats per minute for larger animals and 100-150 beats per minute for smaller pets.

Airway   – lay the animal on its right side. Carefully pull his tongue forward out of his mouth – you may get bit instinctively. Search in the mouth and throat for any object and carefully remove it if found. Move the head to straighten the neck and open the airway.

Breathing   – Close the animal’s mouth with your hand and breathe into its nose until the side of the chest rises. Give a second breath. If the chest does not rise, repeat A. If it still does not rise,

Hold the animal head down with its back against your chest.

Give 5 sharp squeezes to the abdomen in an attempt to force the object out.

Lay the animal down and look for an object in the airway or on the ground.

Repeat step A.

Repeat C-A-B until the pet begins breathing or you decide to take it to the veterinary hospital or give up.